While it may seem counterintuitive, maps are inherently rhetorical; they implicitly or explicitly argue for what is important in representation (depending on the purpose for the map), and in doing so, they create an abstract model of physical space.

Maps help students understand just how global (pardon the pun) rhetoric is–persuasion occurs beyond words and into the very way we represent space and place. These assignments help students understand the visual rhetoric manifested in the map and the way meaning is made in that medium.

Map Posting
Google Maps Instructions
Discourse Community Map + Reflection


Campus Maps
Sample Maps

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