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ENGL 3342. The Rhetoric of Gender. 3 Hours.

Fulfills a major requirement for English majors pursuing an emphasis in Professional & Technical Writing, and open to other interested students. Focuses on major theories and debates regarding the rhetoric of gender. Explores definitions of the masculine as well as the feminine and examines the function of conventional gender roles in social and literary communication practices. Although gender will be the primary lens for analysis, we will also analyze race, class, ethnicity, social identity, and the intersections among these categories. Students will write several critical assignments and conduct a major research project. Prerequisite: ENG 2010 (Grade C or higher). Course offered in rotation, check class schedule.