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Academic Bulletin Rhetoric - 2008-09 - 220 RHE 220

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RHE 220 Persuasion

Students study the theory and practice of persuasion as part of decision making in a free society. The focus is on the individual’s role as both persuadee and persuader with an examination of how to be critical, observant, responsible and ethical with regard to persuasive messages. The course examines persuasive language, propaganda, persuasive campaigns, and social movements. Students critically examine a variety of persuasive texts and participate in a campaign simulation. This course is offered in alternate years.

Credits: 1