WRI273H5 • Specialized Prose


Examines theory and offers practice in nonfiction prose with a range of specialized purposes. Students will explore conceptions of genre and the way genre shapes, and is shaped by, the social context of communications. The course considers rhetorical devices and figures of speech, such as metaphor and irony, and the way these formal elements influence meaning and the way their application depends on a community of understanding. The course draws from a range of theorists from Aristotle to Rorty, Bazerman, and Fish.

Distribution Requirement
Social Science
Total Instructional Hours
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Communication, Culture, Information and Technology