“Rhetorics of Crisis” will study the literary, cultural, and scientific rhetorics surrounding what are often depicted as three independent crises: climate change, refugee and migrant issues, and terrorism/ISIS. Throughout this course, we will make connections among these major global events, which are too often thought of as separate, but are in reality closely interlinked. We will also work to identify the differences between true “crises” and moral panics; connect discussions of climate change and energy to global events like migration and violence; and consider how all three of these major crises look in our own local space of Atlanta. Assessment will consist of three major projects, and students will be expected to go on three class-organized field trips within the Atlanta area.
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