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Rhetoric And Critical Thinking

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This course introduces students to rhetoric and critical thinking. Students will apply both formal logic and rhetorical principles to the study and practice of argument and persuasion.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Critical Thinking and Argument

    • Demonstrate how reflective questioning enables critical thinking.
    • Describe the relationship between critical thinking and argument.
    • Demonstrate how to construct and present effective arguments.

    Logic, Fallacies, and Evidence

    • Compare inductive and deductive reasoning.
    • Identify the effects of logical fallacies on persuasion.
    • Demonstrate how to evaluate evidence for legitimacy and efficacy.

    Applying rhetorical concepts

    • Demonstrate the synthesis of rhetoric and critical thinking to construct a persuasive argument.
    • Explain how rhetoric functions in the public sphere.
    • Apply appropriate rhetorical techniques to persuade specific audiences.

    Rhetoric and The Rhetorical Situation

    • Define the term rhetorical situation.
    • Apply the concept of the rhetorical situation to personal experience.
    • Define rhetoric.

    The Classical Rhetorical Appeals

    • Describe the classical rhetorical appeals: ethos, pathos, and logos.
    • Analyze how the three classical appeals function in practice.
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