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ENGL 5383

History of Rhetoric from the Classical Period through the Eighteenth Century.

Three semester hours.

An in-depth study of Rhetoric as a discipline, focusing on 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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

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