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2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMN 231 - Public Speaking and Rhetoric II: Power

2022-2023 Catalog Year

Credit(s): 4
Lecture: 4
Non-Lecture: 0
Rhetoric is the oldest discipline in the world, predating science and philosophy-because it is concerned with the most essential human endeavor: using symbols to influence belief. This course helps students develop a rhetorical perspective on the world in which belief is an effect of persuasion. Students will explore a range of rhetorical theories surrounding power and critique oratory about power and privilege. Students will craft and deliver original speeches that focus on power and privilege.

Prerequisite(s): COMN 100  
Offered: Offered every two years.

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