Secrets of Rhetoric

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LMR003B10
Vaknaam Secrets of Rhetoric
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Secrets of Rhetoric
Leerdoelen Students will be able to:
• Understand what “rhetoric” means, both on the level of theory and practice.
• Are able to effectively present his/her position to a broad, interdisciplinary audience.
• Are better able to understand, inspire, coach, and lead others.
• Can critically engage with various means of persuasion and distinguish manipulation from persuasion.
Omschrijving This course aims to provide you with the tools to help you become the type of orator –“vir bonus dicendi peritus,”or good person, speaking well—that you aspire to be. In this course, you will explore rhetoric as both a theory, practice, and way of life. You will familiarize yourself with the theory of rhetoric by learning about its rich history and important classical and modern theories and concepts. At the same time, you will immediately put into practice what you’ve learned in the tutorials, where you learn and train essential skills and attitudes to become an effective and excellent speaker. Finally, you reflect on the rhetoric’s potential for manipulation and learn to critically assess and, if needs be, unmask others’ rhetoric.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Living classroom, werkcollege
(Living classroom, seminar)
Toetsvorm opdrachten, schriftelijk tentamen, TED-talk
(Assignments, test, TED-talk)
Vaksoort bachelor jr 3
Coördinator dr. J. Olthof
Docent(en) dr. F.L. Kramer ,dr. J. Olthof
Opmerkingen University Minor Program Rhetorics.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Minor Rhetorics 3 semester I a verplicht