May 21, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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COMS 6344 - Analysis and Criticism of Political Rhetoric


Analysis and criticism of principal modes, media techniques, and effects of western political rhetorical communication. Theory and practice as reflected in major campaigns, administrations, and movements in both open and closed societies.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply the forms of rhetorical analysis and the history of rhetoric in written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrate specific skills in the areas of: reasoning, organization of ideas and materials, researching a topic in depth, and the use of supporting materials in analysis of political speech.
  • Develop an understanding of the role of rhetoric in shaping the modern presidency.
  • Understand and explain why presidential rhetoric falls into well-recognized forms of speaking.



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