Rhetorical Theory Persuasion (RCM 400.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
RCM 400 01 September 2018 Gerald Moffatt
RCM 400 02 January 2018 Jeanie Wills
RCM 400 01 September 2017 Gerald Moffatt
RCM 400 02 January 2017 Sandra Terry
RCM 400 01 September 2016 Burton Urquhart
RCM 400 02 January 2016


A survey of the aims and scope of rhetoric, the art of persuasion, as it is currently understood and practised. Develops skill in the use and detection of rhetorical devices and methods, including understanding how rhetors adapt to the demands of various audiences; what makes messages effective, engaging and convincing; how situation influences the positioning of a message; and how credibility is established.


RCM 300 or 6 credit units from RCM Non-EN Alternatives.


Students with credit for GE 400 will not receive credit for this course.

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