COMM 220 - Introduction to Rhetoric

Description
This course introduces theories of rhetoric, emphasizing the relevance of classical disputes for understanding current controversies over the nature and function of discourse. A central theme is the tension between rhetoric's promise for constructing a rich and meaningful civic life and the dangers of its descent into demagoguery and irrationality. Outcome: Students will work through theoretical issues, by examining speeches, films, and other rhetorical artifacts. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: COMM 175.
Credits
3
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
Offered
MWF
Avg. Class Size
16
Avg. Sections
1