NYU Steinhardt

Introduction to Rhetoric

  • Course Number: MCC-UE 1790
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: An historic view of rhetorical theory from the ancients (Plato, Aristotle, Quintillian) to the modern (Burke, Weaver, Toulmin). The primary application of the theory are to contemporary speakers & the nature of American political rhetoric. Questions addressed range from ?What is rhetoric?? to ?What made the Declaration of Independence persuasive?? to ?Why (& How) does the government lie to us??
  • Old Course Number: E59.1790