21W.747-1 Rhetoric

As taught in: Fall 2006

Statue of Socrates sitting, clear blue sky in background.

A statue of Socrates in Athens, Greece. (Image courtesy of Duncan Hull [dullhunk].)




Dr. Steven Strang

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the history, the theory, the practice, and the implications (both social and ethical) of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. This semester, many of your skills will be deepened by practice, including your analytical skills, your critical thinking skills, your persuasive writing skills, and your oral presentation skills. In this course you will act as both a rhetor (a person who uses rhetoric) and a rhetorician (one who studies the art of rhetoric).

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.