COMM 250: Introduction to Rhetorical Theory
COMM 350: Persuasive Speaking and Criticism
COMM 377: Rhetoric, Nature,
COMM 395: Consumption, Media,
and the Environment
COMM 575: Rhetoric and Environmental Controversy
Graduate students: Click on the link to learn more about embedding the Natural Resources Conflict Resolution Program into your
Rhetorics of Consumer Culture
Steve Schwarze is currently
the director of all graduate students teaching COMM 111, Introduction to Public Speaking.
His research examines how rhetoric influences, constitutes and legitimates public policy,
specifically with regard to environmental issues. His research focuses broadly on the
rhetoric involved in controversies over management of national parks, forests and
wilderness areas, and more narrowly on the rhetoric surrounding asbestos contamination in
Steve's interest in
rhetoric and public decision-making also keeps him engaged with the classical rhetorical
tradition. In this area he has presented and published on the relationship between
rhetoric and phronesis as articulated by Isocrates and Aristotle.
In his spare time, Steve
enjoys mountain-biking, backpacking, and snowshoeing.