University of Calgary

COMS 369 - Rhetorical Communication - Fall 2012

An introduction to the basic principles of rhetorical theory, criticism and practice. Students will learn rhetorical perspectives on elements of communication such as argumentation, persuasion, audience, situation, genre, and ethics. Tutorial sections will apply rhetorical theory to the criticism of samples of public communication. Students will exercise their rhetorical skills through in-class activities and assigned writing and oral presentations.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(2-2)


  • Preference in enrolment is given to Majors and Minors in Communications Studies, the Bachelor of Communications Studies, the Haskayne School of Business and Schulich School of Engineering.


  • COMS 201.


  • Credit will not normally be allowed for both Communications Studies 369 and 361.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2013.
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