This graduate course will introduce current theory and research in medical rhetoric, health communication, and related areas of inquiry. Although the primary focus is scholarship in technical communication and rhetoric, the course also includes some texts from other disciplines that take an interest in medicine such as communication studies, sociology, and anthropology.
The following texts are required for the course:
Segal, J.Z. Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2005.
Bazeley, Patricia, and Kristi Jackson. Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2013.
In addition to these books, several required readings will be available either as digital files through the course Web site or through the e-journals section of the TTU Library Web site.
For more information, you can view, print, or download a .pdf version of the syllabus.