Courses & Faculty
This class will focus on one of the basic elements of academic writing: rhetorical analysis. Students will watch and analyze popular television commercials in order to identify their audience, purpose, context, and message. In doing so, they will uncover some of the hidden ways we use rhetoric to communicate today.
Tyrell Stewart-Harris is ABD in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his MA in English from Portland State University and his BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from the University of Washington. His dissertation, entitled “Rhetoric, Race, and Residential Space,” combines rhetorical theory and race theory in the study of residential racial integration in Oak Park, Illinois. He has taught various courses related to academic, research, and persuasive writing, as well as a course entitled “Tutoring in the Writing Center.” Next year, he will be one of three Pre-Doctoral Fellows in the Department of Writing.