Notation in Cultural Rhetorics

Introducing the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics.

Introducing NCR

In today's world, it's increasingly important that we consider the ways that language, rhetoric, and ideas operate across cultures and traditions.  As part of the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics, you'll have the opportunity to complement coursework you might already be doing in CSRE, AAAS, FemGen, and other majors, through focused exploration of the rhetorical theories and practices related to gender and the Latinx, Black, Indigenous, Asian, Asian-American, queer, and activist communities.  You'll also have the opportunity to develop your own strategies for effective intercultural communication that you can use within and across communities.


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Requirements for Completing the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics

Students pursuing the Notation will complete two advanced courses in PWR (one of them a gateway introduction course), plus one course in a department or program focused on communication skills in relation to discipline-specific content. PWR will also provide support for developing an ePortfolio as the capstone project via PWR 99A and 99 B, two unit-bearing courses, the first focused on the rudiments of portfolio design and the second focused on reflection and final presentation of the ePortfolio for assessment.

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Kahlil Joseph’s BLKNWS, 2018. Photo by L.A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Dates and Deadlines

Available courses and important dates related to your NCR application
Fall on campus. Photo by L.A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

The new Notation in Cultural Rhetoric launches at Stanford!
Ivy Nguyen, Cantor Arts Center. Photo by L.A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Check here for NCR courses offered in Winter Quarter.
Spring on campus. Photo by L.A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

PWR 99A: Portfolio Preparation I with instructor Meg Formato. M 3:30 - 4:20 P.M.

Ready to apply?

Monday, October 21 at 5pm is the fall quarter deadline to apply for the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics.

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