Templeton Courses – Dr. RJ Snell

HON 210  The Active Life: Rhetoric and Discourse (3 credits)
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Snell ClassNext to the contemplative life, Aristotle views the active life – the life devoted to the public affairs of one’s community – as the other major contender for designation as the good life.  In this course, we will consider the merits of the active life through a study of its primary art: rhetoric.  Student will reflect on the nature of rhetoric and its relationship to the good life, discuss the various modes and techniques of rhetoric, and practice rhetorical skills by creating and performing their own rhetorical discourses. (GE indicator addressed: Oral Communication)