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04+Criticism - Criticism Ron Sandwina, Ph.D. Communication...

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Criticism  Ron Sandwina, Ph.D. Communication Studies Department IUPUI
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Criticism Defined…. Criticism is the humanistic process of systematically evaluating and illuminating products of human symbolic activity. Humanistic: Unlike empirical (scientific or social- scientific) approaches, humanistic research answers questions of value and does not rely on objectivism.
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Criticism Defined (continued) Systematic: Criticism is not haphazard or random. Evaluating and Illuminating: Criticism goes beyond mere nay saying, seeking to develop greater understanding. Products of Human Symbolic Activity: Speeches, films, events, music videos, television shows, and so on.
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Rhetorical Criticism What is Rhetoric? Rhetoric means the action performed when they use symbols for the purpose of communicating with each other” (Foss, 1996. p. 4, original emphasis). Action: Conscious, willful, purposeful choices and activities. Symbolic Action: Rhetoric is concerned only with symbols. Human Action: Rhetoric is concerned with what humans say and do and create. Rhetoric has many functions, including Persuasive Self-discovery or self-knowledge
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What is Rhetorical Criticism? “Rhetorical Criticism is the process of systematically
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course COMM G310 taught by Professor Sandwina during the Spring '09 term at IUPUI.

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04+Criticism - Criticism Ron Sandwina, Ph.D. Communication...

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