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Contemporary Rhetoric - WRIT2000

Year - 2020

This unit will introduce students to contemporary theories and practices of rhetoric, examining the work of Kenneth Burke and Chaïm Perelman, among others. It will trace the development of contemporary rhetoric from the classical era, comparing these approaches through examples of social, political, and popular rhetoric across a range of genres. Students will develop a better understanding of the relationship between rhetoric and writing and how to apply rhetorical principles to the analysis, interpretation and production of a range of texts.

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week

1x1125wd Analysis (25%), 1x1125wd Comparison (25%), 1x1125wd Essay (25%), 1x1125wd Reflection (25%)


12 credit points at 1000 level in Writing Studies


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Writing Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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