WRIT526 Persuading the Public: Rhetoric in Public AffairsUpdated: 12 March 2019
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Restrictions||ENCO326 or ENCO426 or ENCO526 or WRIT326|
offered in even-numbered years
- Persuading the Public: Rhetoric in Public Affairs
|Coordinator(s)||Rosemary Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Rhetoric, the use of language to persuade, is central to many and varied forms of human communication. Understanding rhetoric - the strategies and techniques involved, and their ethical dimensions - is important because rhetoric influences the ways in which people think and act, and perceive themselves and others. This unit draws on a range of theories, from ancient to contemporary times, to examine communication from a rhetorical perspective, with a particular focus on speeches and the professional writer. Students are able to analyse rhetorical texts from such sources as politicians, social reformers, corporate or religious leaders, and others. Students also have an option to gain some experience in speechwriting.
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: