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CAS 375 - Rhetoric and Public Controversy: Agon & The Public Good

Professor: Abraham Khan
Email: axk418@psu.edu 

CAS 375 will provide you with concepts, vocabularies, and practices necessary to study historical and contemporary public controversies and to use rhetoric collaboratively for the public good.

Course Objectives

  • CAS 375 will provide you the means to learn about, through primary and secondary texts, well-known and lesser-known controversies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Penn State, and elsewhere.
  • CAS 375 will enable you to work together collaboratively with your classmates on research about controversial topics of your choice, thereby enabling you to practice some of the skills upon which productive public discourse and democracy depend.
  • CAS 375 will exercise your capacity to engage constructively with contemporary public controversies so that you might -- whatever your major or area of expertise -- be more able to intervene for the benefit of the public good. 

 

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