Rhetoric and Civilization 1
English College of Humanities
Western civilization from Greek antiquity to the Renaissance emphasizing rhetoric; the arts of language and their role in shaping institutions, values, and beliefs.
Fulfills the Civilization 1 GE requirement.
Demonstrate your understanding of the texts through written and oral assignments as well as through papers and essay exams.
Read carefully and critically primary texts from people and periods in history that have shaped the civilization we now have-particularly our intellectual traditions and values, but also our political, social, educational, and religious institutions.
Understand the vocabulary and canons of rhetoric so that you can use the art of rhetoric effectively in listening to, reading, and analyzing the discourse of others, and in speaking and writing clearly and persuasively.