Spring 2016 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This seminar will focus on how classical rhetoric was embedded in Greek and Roman culture. The course will be of particular use to teachers of rhetoric and composition who seek to expand their knowledge of and credentials in this millennial pursuit.
Classical rhetoric has ongoing importance to fields such as advertising, communication, emerging media, literature, philosophy, politics, psychology, teaching, and writing.
James D. William, ed. An Introduction to Classical Rhetoric: Essential Readings (Malden, MA; Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (Norton Critical Editions, 2010; second edition) edited by Elizabeth Ammons.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
A course project resulting in a scholarly presentation or article, the creation or critique of a work of art or performance, or syllabus or lesson plans for a course.
The project will be broken down into stages: 1) choice of venue (where you will present) and a preliminary bibliography (20%), 2) a 500-word project proposal and bibliography (20%), a draft project for critique (20%), and the final project (20%).
There will be a weekly short-answer quiz worth up to ten points. The top ten scores from the quizzes will be added together, curved, and given a grade (20%)