History of Rhetoric from the Classical Period through the Eighteenth Century.
Three semester hours. (FL-Even)
Students will read, discuss, and respond to the works of rhetoricians from Classical times through the eighteenth century. The relationship between rhetoric and philosophy and between rhetoric and education will be addressed. Primary texts may include works by Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Augustine, Erasmus, Francis Bacon, John Dryden, George Puttenham, Hugh Blair, and George Campbell. Participation in the course requires extensive reading and willing contribution to class discussions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission from the instructor.
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