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Still Life With Rover
"Still Life With Rover." Composite self-portrait of Mars Curiosity Rover, August 7, 2012.

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.

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Derek N. Mueller, PhD
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing
Director of Composition
Department of English
Virginia Tech
Office: 315 Shanks Hall
Spring 2020 Office Hours: T, 12-3
Phone: +1-734-985-0485

"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

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