May 22, 2018  
College Catalog 2013-2014 
    
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLI 170 - Theories of Rhetoric


A study of classical and modern rhetorical theories throughout Western history. The course analyzes how each theory defines rhetoric and characterizes the relationship between rhetoric and power, art, truth, emotion, and ethics. Discusses the symbiotic relationship between rhetoric and democracy. Every year. Foundations Courses: Courses numbered in the 100s are Foundations courses. These courses are designed principally for beginning political science majors, as well as non-majors seeking an introduction to the discipline’s various sub-fields. The purpose of these courses is threefold: To provide foundational knowledge of the key actors, structures, institutions and/or historical dynamics relevant to the respective sub-fields; to introduce the major theoretical trends, perspectives and debates that have shaped the evolution of the respective sub-fields; and to begin to develop a range of practical competencies (esp. research/writing skills) essential to further scholarly inquiry within the discipline of political science. (4 Credits)