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ENG 720

Persuasion from Plato to Present

Aristotle defined rhetoric over 2000 years ago as the art of discovering, in any given case, the available means of persuasion. Since then, views on persuasion have shifted in tenor and scope but all emphasize its role in shaping public life. Offering a survey from ancient Greek and Roman texts through to contemporary rhetorical criticism and related fields, this course examines how we use rhetoric to negotiate knowledge, belief, and action in various contexts.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

ENG 108 or ENG 110 or ENG 200

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

English