Units of Study

ENGL2652 - Modern Rhetoric

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rebecca Jane Johinke

Description

This unit will introduce students to both the theory of rhetoric: the study of human communication, and the practice of rhetoric: the use of language, signs and silence to convey a particular message. It will trace the development of modern theories from classical and later ideas about rhetoric, and teach students to analyse and improve their own written and spoken communication. Students will learn to pay close attention to language, context, and audience. They will develop skills in analysis, interpretation and composition that apply to academic and professional communication as well as literary study.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x take home exam (40%), 1x tutorial task and participation (20%)

Textbooks

A Resource book will be available from the University Copy Centre

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of English

Prohibitions

ENGL2052

Additional Information

May be cross listed to a major in Linguistics

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