Rhetoric

Statue of Socrates sitting, clear blue sky in background.

A statue of Socrates in Athens, Greece. (Image courtesy of Duncan Hull [dullhunk].)

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MIT Course Number

21W.747-1

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Fall 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the history, the theory, the practice, and the implications (both social and ethical) of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. This semester, many of your skills will be deepened by practice, including your analytical skills, your critical thinking skills, your persuasive writing skills, and your oral presentation skills. In this course you will act as both a rhetor (a person who uses rhetoric) and a rhetorician (one who studies the art of rhetoric).

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Steven Strang. 21W.747-1 Rhetoric, Fall 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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