21W.747-2 Rhetoric: Rhetoric of Science

Spring 2006

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Galileo. (Image courtesy of The Library of Congress, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-7923 (b&w film copy neg.)].)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive list of assignments and readings.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. This course specifically focuses on the ways that scientists use various methods of persuasion in the construction of scientific knowledge.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Mya Poe

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate