Elif Guler

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Post #11: Progress Report – Client Project

Due by the class on 11/17 Meet your team to discuss your next steps, and post an individual Progress Report on your own course blog by 11/17 reporting information on the following: -What have you done as a group for your Client Project so far? What have you individually done to contribute to the project so far? …

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Post #10: Prewriting for Case Study and Kinross/Williams

Due by the class on 10/20 1)The purpose of your blogging this time is to produce some writing for your upcoming paper (the final paper is due by the end of the day on October 29). Use the guidelines for the Case Study of Visual Communication (see Canvas) to draft at least four paragraphs for your …

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Post #9: Case Study Proposal and Doumont/Williams

Due by the class on 10/08 This posting has two parts. You might want to check the prompts ahead of time and set aside enough time to complete your research, readings, and writing for this posting. 1) Blog about your idea for your upcoming Case Study of Visual Communication! In the first week of classes …

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Post #8: The Visual Rhetoric of Commemoration

Due by the class on 10/06 Blog about the reading due for our class on 10/6: Sturken “The Wall, the Screen, and the Image.” 1) What are the central terms that Sturken discusses from a rhetorical perspective? 2) What terms or ideas seem most important for people surrounding the development of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial? 3) …

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Post #7: Visual Arguments

Due by the class on 9/22 Respond to the following prompt based on the readings due for our class on 9/22: 1) Birdsell & Groarke “Toward a Theory of Visual Argument” 2) Blair “The Possibility and Actuality of Visual Arguments” Write down at least one take-home point from each article, and illustrate each point with an …

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Post #6: Rhetoric of the Image

Due by the class on 9/17 Read Barthes “Rhetoric of the Image” posted on Canvas. Then, blog about it. -In one paragraph, reflect on the following: What is being argued in the essay? What are the main points regarding the central argument? -Then, in a few sentences to one paragraph, reflect on the ways in which any …

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Post #5: To what extent is visual art rhetorical? (LCVA Trip)

Due by 11:59 PM on 9/11 On Thursday, September 10th, we’re going to have a field trip to Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. Our LCVA meeting will begin promptly at 11:15 AM – be there on time! What you will need to bring to this trip: your punctual self, an electronic device that can …

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Post #4: Visual Rhetoric vs. Marketing Products/Ideas

Due by the class on 9/8 Respond to the following based on the readings due for our class on 9/8. There is no length requirement, but make sure your responses are actually addressing the prompts (which might require at least a few sentences for each). Phillips and McQuarrie: -What is a visual metaphor? -What is typology? …

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Post #3: Reflections on the Humanities

Due by the class on 9/3 Read the two pieces by Edmundson — posted on Canvas and listed in the course schedule. -In your personal blog, create a new post where you reflect on the readings.  Do you agree with Edmundson’s views? What’s your idea of an “ideal English major” (or communications/humanities major)? What are your views …

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Post #2: Theorizing Visual Rhetoric

Due by the class on 9/1 Read Foss “Theory of Visual Rhetoric” and Bernhardt “Seeing the Text” posted on Canvas. -In your personal blog, create a new post where you present a bullet-point outline of both articles.  Make sure your outline addresses the questions: What is being argued in these essays? What are the main points …

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