Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG205H1S L0101

ENG205H1S   L0101   M11-1,W11
Rhetoric
Instructor:
Prof. G. Henderson
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 702
Email:
ghenders@chass.utoronto.ca  

Brief Description of Course: An exploration of rhetorical strategies and techniques for crafting and analyzing prose. Topics to be covered include the nature and function of rhetoric, the art of argument and persuasion, elements of style, and critical approaches to prose forms--fictional, non-fictional, political, legal, etc.

Required Reading: Edward Corbett and Robert Connors, Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student, Fourth Edition (Oxford). Kenneth Burke, The Philosophy of Literary Form, Third Edition (California).

First Three Authors/Texts: Edward Corbett and Robert O’Connors, George Orwell, Kenneth Burke.

Method of Evaluation: Two essays (75%); in class final essay (25%).

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