Rhetoric Concentrations

History and Theory of Rhetoric

Focuses on understanding the development of Rhetorical theory and practice from its genesis in the classical period to its situation in the present. Students will consider how the discipline of Rhetoric has both shaped and itself been shaped by social, political, technological and intellectuals developments over the course of two millenia. Individual courses will enable close study of Rhetoric’s influence and adaptation, both in theory and practice, in specific contexts throughout its history.

RHETOR 104 Rhetorical Theory and Practice in Historical Eras

RHETOR 105T Rhetoric of Religious Discourse

RHETOR 106 Rhetoric of Historical Discourse

RHETOR 107 Rhetoric of Scientific Discourse

RHETOR 108 Rhetoric of Philosophical Discourse

RHETOR 109 Aesthetics and Rhetoric

RHETOR 110 Advanced Argumentative Writing

RHETOR 111 Reception of Antiquity

RHETOR 112 Rhetoric of Narrative Genres in Nonliterate Societies

RHETOR 113 Rhetoric of Ethics

RHETOR 114 Rhetoric of New Media

RHETOR 115 Technology and Culture

RHETOR 116 Rhetoric, Culture and Society

RHETOR 117 Language, Truth and Dialogue

RHETOR 118 Undergraduate Seminar on the Theory and Practice of Reading and Interpretation

RHETOR 119 Rhetorical Places

Focuses on understanding Rhetoric in its symbolic and institutional dimensions, with special emphasis on legal and political forums. Students consider the discourse of law, politics, and society both in theory and in practice, in an attempt to understand the rhetorical nature of public judgment, action, justice, and legitimacy. Individual courses will enable close study of specific problems, concerns, vocabularies, modes of interpretation and strategies of argumentation arising in public forums of the past and present.

RHETOR 150 Rhetoric of Contemporary Politics

RHETOR 151 Rhetoric of Contact and Conquest

RHETOR 152 Rhetoric of Constitutional Discourse

RHETOR 152AC Race and Order in the New Republic

RHETOR 153 American Political Rhetoric

RHETOR 155 Discourses of Colonialism and Postcoloniality

RHETOR 156 Rhetoric of the Political Novel 

RHETOR 157A Rhetoric of Modern Political Theory

RHETOR 157B Rhetoric of Contemporary Political Theory 

RHETOR 158 Advanced Problems in the Rhetoric of Political Theory

RHETOR 159A Great Theorists in the Rhetoric of Political and Legal Theory

RHETOR 159B Great Themes in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Political and Legal Theory

RHETOR 160 Introduction to the Rhetoric of Legal Discourse

RHETOR 162AC  Rhetoric of American Culture

RHETOR 163 Law, Language, and Literature

RHETOR 164 Rhetoric of Legal Theory

RHETOR 165 Rhetoric of Legal Philosophy

RHETOR 166 Rhetoric in Law and Politics

RHETOR 167 Advanced Themes in Legal Theory, Philosophy, Argumentation

RHETOR 168 Advanced Topics in Contemporary Law and Legal Discourse

RHETOR 169 Discourse of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

RHETOR 170 Rhetoric of Social Science

RHETOR 171 The Problem of Mass Culture and the Rhetoric of Social Theory 

RHETOR 172 Rhetoric of Social Theory

RHETOR 176 Rhetoric of Material Culture

RHETOR 182 Rhetorics of Sexual Exchange and Sexual Difference

Focuses upon understanding the function of rhetoric in literary, cinematic and visual texts, with emphasis on the role of figure and image in the representation of reality. Students consider the production and reception of narrative ‘literature’–oral epic, folktale, lyric poem, novel, etc.–and film, in an attempt to understand the boundaries of the aesthetic text as a rhetorical analysis of particular literary and visual genres arising in a variety of cultures and historical epochs.

RHETOR 121 Rhetoric of Fiction 

RHETOR 122 Rhetoric of Drama

RHETOR 123 Rhetoric of Performance

RHETOR 124 Rhetoric of Poetry

RHETOR 127 Novel, Society, and Politics

RHETOR 128T The Rhetoric and Politics of Interviews

RHETOR 129 Rhetoric of Autobiography

RHETOR 129AC Autobiography and American Individualism

RHETOR 130 Novel into Film

RHETOR 131T Genre in Film and Literature

RHETOR 132T Auteur in Film

RHETOR 133T Theories of Film

RHETOR 134 National Cinema 

RHETOR 135T Selected Topics in Film

RHETOR 136 Art and Authorship

RHETOR 137 Rhetoric of the Image

RHETOR 138 Television Criticism

RHETOR 139 Rhetoric of Visual Witnessing

RHETOR 145 Science, Narrative, and Image