Rock Valley College

Language, Power, & Public Life (ENG 200)

Are you a social science or humanities transfer student interested in how language shapes our public lives?

Language, Power, and Public Life (ENG-200) is an introduction to rhetoric (persuasive speech) as an intellectual force shaping public life. 

This course studies a selection of rhetorical theories and introduces students to key interdisciplinary approaches to the study of language from the social sciences, the sciences, and the humanities. 

You will analyze the ways in which language and public life are interconnected by considering various historical and contemporary case studies. 

  • This course has an IAI code and will transfer to IAI schools in IL. 
  • New courses are guaranteed to run regardless of enrollment. 
  • Meets T/Th 10:30 a.m. for spring '17 semester


Language is Power