University of Calgary

COMS 369 - Rhetorical Communication - Spring 2017

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. Students will apply rhetorical theory to the criticism of samples of public communication and will practice their rhetorical skills through in-class activities and assigned writing and oral presentations.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Preference in enrolment is given to Majors and Minors in Communications Studies, the Bachelor of Communications Studies.


  • COMS 201.


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


This course will be offered next in Fall 2017.
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