This unit switches gears from analyzing rhetorical strategies to using rhetorical strategies to advocate for a change in the local community, a change that will solve a problem or satisfy an unmet need. This unit involves a number tasks, which are each designed to reinforce one another:
The videos listed below were created by graduate students in the Department of English at UAA and are intended to demonstrate various ways in which people use language to effect changes in their communities. We believe that all people have the capacity to use their communication skills to make change happen in their communities.
Profile of Amanda Metivier
Profile of Shelly Hennessy
Profile of Nick Moe