Rhetoric and Persuasion (COMM5532)

Level: 
5
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To enable the student to understand the principles of rhetoric and speech communication in today’s world. Students will develop knowledge and skill in the methods and theory of rhetoric and persuasion based on an understanding of the ethical implications of persuasion. Students will also apply their knowledge and skills to speech communication and the varying contexts in which persuasive oral strategies can be utilised.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Restriction: COMM5432.
Topics include: 

The role and impact of persuasion in today's world Ethics in persuasion Tools of motivation Process, content and cultural premises in persuasion
Nonverbal messages in persuasive communication History of speech Qualities of an effective speech Oratory
Credibility Speech preparation Targeting Logical thought
Supporting material and devices Presentation techniques Interactive speaking techniques
Critical analysis A practical demonstration of speaking
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 5138

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
23 Jul 18 - 24 Sep 18 LectureMonday12:30 - 14:30 Mt Albert (023-1020)
26 Jul 18 - 27 Sep 18 LectureThursday09:30 - 11:30 Mt Albert (023-1008)
15 Oct 18 - 19 Nov 18 LectureMonday12:30 - 14:30 Mt Albert (023-1020)
18 Oct 18 - 22 Nov 18 LectureThursday09:30 - 11:30 Mt Albert (023-1008)

Class: 5366

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
25 Jul 17 - 26 Sep 17 LectureTuesday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (115-1008)
27 Jul 17 - 28 Sep 17 LectureThursday09:30 - 11:30 Mt Albert (115-1008)
17 Oct 17 - 7 Nov 17 LectureTuesday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (115-1008)
19 Oct 17 - 23 Nov 17 LectureThursday09:30 - 11:30 Mt Albert (115-1008)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Communication (Event Management), Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies), Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations).

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