Instructor: Debs                    T                    6:00 – 8:50pm

This course provides an intensive introduction to classical rhetorical theory and its later developments, particularly as a background for contemporary theories of written, visual, and online discourse. An awareness of the multiple rhetorical traditions that formed during this time provides a way to understand the diverse, competing rhetorical paradigms that have existed throughout the history of rhetoric, and that continue to inform contemporary rhetorical theories, practices, and pedagogies.