COM 515: Persuasion in Social Movements

Participants will explore rhetorical theory and methods used in the study of a diverse set of social movements. The class is generally organized around how to study movements, instead of a deep dive into specific social movements; however, we will undoubtedly address BLM, Civil Rights Movements of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, women’s movements in early American history as well as contemporarily, transnational social movements like the Arab Spring, etc.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course OR one course each in Winter/Spring I and Winter/Spring II. 

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COM 55900 Current Trends in Mass Communication Research (Winter/Spring 2021)
COM 597 Narrative and Discourse (Summer I 2021)
COM 523 Communication in Personal Relationships (Summer II 2021)
COM 512 Interpersonal Communication (Fall 2021)
COM 515 Persuasion in Social Movements (Winter/Spring 2022)
COM 517 Communication in Politics (Summer 2022)
COM 576 Health Communication (Winter/Spring 2023)


Purdue University Fort Wayne

Instructor: Dr. Michelle Kelsey

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 1/10/22 – 5/8/22

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area