May 28, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CA 120 - Introduction to Rhetoric

Credit Hours: 3

This course is the study of the effective, artistic and persuasive use of communication. Rhetorical theory will be studied through a historical perspective with the focus remaining on the philosophy and utility of language.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Humanities.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • define rhetoric four different ways;
  • explain the scope and purpose of rhetorical acts;
  • explain issues and controversy regarding message construction;
  • construct effective messages;
  • use rhetorical principles and practices to analyze messages; and
  • explain historical development of concepts in rhetoric.

F (S)