(3 credits) 3 hours lecture
This course gives students the opportunity to refine their writing skills by applying the principles of rhetoric and stylistics. To this end, analysis of such realms of discourse as advertising, magazine articles, fiction, political speech and debate will be emphasized to understand how these forms of communication achieve their effects. The rhetorical analysis of texts will, moreover, apply to students’ own writing. Rhetorical theory and application will, in other words, be closely linked to ensure that students understand, through practice, the stylistics resources available in language that make ideas clear, cogent and compelling.
Prerequisite: Communications 1661.