Prof. Leslie Perelman
This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion through
Through class discussions, presentations, and written assignments, you will get to practice your own rhetorical prowess. Through the readings, you'll also learn some ways to make yourself a more efficient reader, as you turn your analytical skills on the texts themselves. This combination of reading, speaking, and writing will help you succeed in:
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Perelman, Leslie. 21W.747 Classical Rhetoric and Modern Political Discourse, Fall 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/writing-and-humanistic-studies/21w-747-classical-rhetoric-and-modern-political-discourse-fall-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA