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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21W.747-3 (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Classical Rhetoric and Modern Politics 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Writing and Humanistic Studies 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Leslie Perelman 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21W.747-3 Classical Rhetoric and Modern Politics

    Spring 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features an extensive list of assignments and readingsRelated resources contains a compliation of rhetorical samples.

    Course Description

    This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. The course is designed to let you practice your own rhetorical prowess. This combination of reading, speaking, and writing will help you succeed in:
    • Learning to read and think critically.
    • Learning techniques of rhetorical analysis.
    • Learning techniques of argument.
    • Learning and practicing some basics about oral presentation.

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