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Undergraduate Record 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Record 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ISLS 3200 - Rhetorical Theory, Criticism, and Speaking

This course focuses on classical rhetorical theory, the analysis of modern public discourse, and public speaking. Rhetorical proofs and foundational works of classic rhetoricians, such as Corax, Plato, Isocrates, Aristotle, and Cicero, will be covered. Modern theorists and critics, such as Kenneth Burke, Jacques Derrida, Lloyd Bitzer, Michael McGee, and Richard Lanham are explored. The course also challenges more recent constructs of human communication. Finally, theory and criticism extends to practice through public speaking.

Credits: 3