21W.747-2 Rhetoric: Rhetoric of Science

As taught in: Spring 2006

A black and white portrat of Galileo.

Galileo. (Image courtesy of The Library of Congress, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-7923 (b&w film copy neg.)].)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Dr. Mya Poe

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. This course specifically focuses on the ways that scientists use various methods of persuasion in the construction of scientific knowledge.