COMM 318 Rhetorical Theory
This course provides an historical survey of the various theories of rhetoric – that is, the art of persuasive discourse – as they developed in the western world. The course begins with the classical theories of rhetoric that emerged in Greece and Rome, continuing with an examination of the theories that developed during the medieval, renaissance, and modern periods. The course concludes with an examination of contemporary rhetorical theories that have shaped our current understanding of rhetoric and its continuing role in our mediated culture. Liberal Arts.