Monday, July 07, 2008

Syllabus for Rhetoric 10, Summer, 2008

Rhetoric 10
What Is Compelling?
The Rhetoric of Argument

Summer 2008

2-4.30pm., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 88 Dwinelle

Instructor, Dale Carrico:
T.A., Ben Lempert:

Attend/Participate: 15%; Workshops: 15%; Mid-Term: 35%; Final 35% (Approximately)

A Provisional Schedule of Meetings

Week One

July 8
Course Introduction
SKILL SET: An argument is a claim supported by reasons and/or evidence.

July 9
2-3 Minute Introduction Speeches
SKILL SET: Ethos, Pathos, Logos

July 10
Euripides, Hecuba
SKILL SET: Reading Critically/Writing Critically; Four Habits of Argumentative Writing; Audience/Intentions

Week Two

July 15
Immanuel Kant, "Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose"
SKILL SET: Intentions -- Interrogation, Conviction, Persuasion, Reconciliation

July 16
Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from the Birmingham Jail"
SKILL SET: Audiences -- Sympathetic, Unsympathetic, Apathetic; Rogerian Rhetoric

July 17
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence
SKILL SET: The Toulmin Schema

Week Three

July 22
Art Spiegelman, Maus
SKILL SET: Literal/Figurative Language; Figures, Tropes, Schemes; Four Master Tropes

July 23
Art Spiegelman, Maus
SKILL SET: Syllogisms, Enthymemes, Formal Fallacies

July 24
Art Spiegelman, Maus
SKILL SET: Informal Fallacies

Week Four

July 29
Mid-Term Examination

July 30
Screening Film, "A History of Violence"

July 31
Discussion of Film (among other things)

Week Five

August 5
Hannah Arendt, from On Violence and "Why Eichmann Must Hang"

August 6
Michel Foucault, from Discipline and Punish, "The Body of the Condemned" and "Panopticism"
Octavia Butler, Kindred

August 7
Octavia Butler, Kindred

Week Six

August 12
Frantz Fanon, from The Wretched of the Earth

August 13
Mike Davis, from Planet of Slums

August 14
Take Home Final Examination Due
Judith Butler, from Undoing Gender and Precarious Life

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