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Contemporary Rhetoric - WRIT2000

This unit will introduce students to contemporary theories and practices of rhetoric, examining the work of Kenneth Burke and Chaïm Perelman, among others. It will trace the development of contemporary rhetoric from the classical era, comparing these approaches through examples of social, political, and popular rhetoric across a range of genres. Students will develop a better understanding of the relationship between rhetoric and writing and how to apply rhetorical principles to the analysis, interpretation and production of a range of texts.

Classes
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week

Assessment
1x1125wd Analysis (25%), 1x1125wd Comparison (25%), 1x1125wd Essay (25%), 1x1125wd Reflection (25%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 1000 level in Writing Studies

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Writing Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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