PL3120 Classical Rhetoric in a Digital Age

Of the many definitions of "rhetoric," this course focuses on rhetoric as the art of persuasion and explores the application of rhetorical theory to the modern world, with emphasis on the legal profession and digital expressions. Students practice and experiment with clarity, structure, fluency, and logic in both oral and written projects. After exploring the concepts of classical rhetoric, students learn to apply those concepts to improve persuasive abilities in today’s society - from courtrooms to advertising to blogs.