Oliver Burtson's "Engineering DNA"
ENGL505 Rhetoric of Science and Technology (3 credits)
Through reading, research and analysis, students will study theoretical positions, discourse conventions and stylistic features of writing done by professionals in scientific and technological fields.
Derek N. Mueller, PhD
Assistant Professor of Written Communication
Director of the First-year Writing Program
Department of English Language and Literature
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"Rhetoric of science is simply, then, the study of how scientists persuade and dissuade each other and the rest of us about nature, —the study of how scientists argue in the making of knowledge" (xii). Randy Harris, "Introduction," Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies
"The reality, feasibility, and representativeness of a project are progressive concepts, but they are also controversial; that's why it's so hard to get a clear idea about the technologies involved" (66). Bruno Latour, Aramis, or The Love of Technology
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