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Rhetorical Analysis assignment (from the syllabus):
For this assignment, you will complete a rhetorical analysis of a cultural artifact. A cultural artifact can be just about anything, such as a pizza box, video game, or baseball bat. After you make your selection, you will analyze the object by looking at how it is portrayed through media/advertising in the 1970s, 1990s, and the present. The intention of the assignment is not to compare one period to another; rather, you will determine the relationship between rhetoric and the shaping of cultural values during and over periods of time.
Ethnography assignment (from the syllabus):
For this assignment, you will build from your blog observations and subsequent emerging themes (primary research) by conducting secondary research. Through this process, you will determine a thesis and support this position by including your research.