Argumentation and Rhetoric

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Course No: 45.205; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

This course will cover a range of popular means of persuasion, and provide tools for detecting and resisting them. Drawing on concrete examples from advertising, television, politics, and the like, the course will demonstrate how to distinguish legitimate from illegitimate persuasion. Central topics will include: the nature of language and meaning, the role of ambiguity and vagueness, and the use of logical argumentation both as a tool for uncovering illegitimate persuasion and as an effective means of persuasion in its own right.

Prerequisites & Notes

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  • Credits: 3;

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