Rhetorics of Politics and Media

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LMR001B10
Vaknaam Rhetorics of Politics and Media
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Rhetorics of Politics and Media
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course, students are able to:

1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of rhetorical theory (classic and modern) as applied to the genres of politics and media, including a sophisticated understanding of the relation between them in contemporary democracy
2. Offer an informed rhetorical analysis of politics and media to present an original, thoroughly researched, and eloquent argument about this
3. To critically evaluate and distinguish persuasion and manipulation in contemporary politics and media
4. Are able to assess the rhetorical qualities of your peers’ work and to improve your own work on the basis of peer feedback
5. Collaborate and operate in an interdisciplinary team
Omschrijving In this specialization course, you will explore the role of rhetoric and its challenges and potential in the world of politics and media. You will analyze political speeches, campaigns, advertisement as well as traditional and online journalism to deepen your understanding of the particular demands of political rhetoric in contemporary mediacracy. You will build on and expand your rhetorical know-how garnered in Secrets of Rhetoric, and familiarize yourself with theories like (media) framing, constitutive rhetoric, and narrative story-telling. As always, you will put this knowledge in practice by developing and executing your own rhetorical project.
Uren per week variabel
(2x2 uur werkcollege)
Vaksoort bachelor jr 3
Coördinator dr. F. Harbers
Docent(en) dr. F. Harbers ,dr. J. Olthof
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Plato, Gorgias translated by Robin Waterfield (Oxford World Classics, OUP 2008) Plato; Robin Waterfield 978-019-9540327 ca. €  12,00
Entreevoorwaarden Students must have taken Secrets of Rhetoric (LMR003B10)
Opmerkingen University Minor Program Rhetorics.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Minor Rhetorics 3 semester I b keuze