History of Rhetoric from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.
Three semester hours. (SP-Even)
Students will read, discuss, and respond to the works of rhetoricians from the nineteenth century to the present. The course will begin with an examination of Scottish rhetoric and belles lettres and the influence of these movements on contemporary rhetorical theory. The relationship between rhetoric and philosophy and between rhetoric and education will be addressed, along with the role of rhetoric in various modern day political movements and literary genres. 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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