About the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics

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About the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics

This Notation emphasizes the rhetorical traditions and practices of communities of color that have not always been foregrounded in rhetorical study, as well as examinations of ways race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality bear on rhetorical production and reception.

The new Notation offers students from all disciplines an opportunity to develop their awareness of culturally situated rhetorical traditions and practices and their communication skills across diverse audiences and contexts through a combination of coursework, advising, and reflection; ultimately their accomplishment will be noted on their official transcripts.

The Notation offers three crucial opportunities for students who pursue it:

  • The opportunity to enhance advanced culturally-informed and cross-disciplinary writing and oral presentation abilities
  • The opportunity to develop a wider range of cross-cultural and inter-cultural communication strategies and insights (e.g., understanding the challenges of demonstrating inter-cultural communications expertise to colleagues and wider public and professional audiences 
  • The opportunity to demonstrate to prospective graduate programs or employers a commitment to and expertise in culturally-informed communication