21W.747 Rhetoric


Class Info

For students with a special interest in learning how to make forceful arguments in written form. Studies the forms and structures of argumentation, including organization of ideas, awareness of audience, methods of persuasion, evidence, factual vs. emotional argument, figures of speech, and historical forms and uses of arguments. Limited to 18 per section.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.747 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Strang.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E39-335.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 21W.747 was rated 6.1 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Rhetoric site or on the 21W.747 Stellar site.

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