RFSS100

What is Rhetoric?

Subject code

RFSS

Course Number

100

Instructor(s)

S. Kelley-Romano

Course Long Title

What is Rhetoric?

Description

Although the oldest discipline, rhetoric may be the least understood. Aristotle defined rhetoric as "the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion." In this course, students conduct a historical survey of rhetorical theory from classical times to the present to critique the role of language in establishing, perpetuating, and challenging power. Rhetorical artifacts examined include political speeches, television programs, print advertisements, editorials, music, film, and social media.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

W1

GEC This Course Belongs To

-

Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year