Rhetorical Argumentation in Society, 7.5 Credits

Communicating your message in a persuasive, appealing way across cultures is becoming a vital skill both for citizenship in an increasingly polarized society and for professional advancement in a knowledge economy. Equally important is the ability to critically analyze the messaging of others across a complex media landscape. This course provides the practical tools and theoretical knowledge to become a more effective communicator and consumer of information. Participants will be introduced to key concepts in classical and modern rhetoric, which they will use to sharpen their skills in public speaking and debating, examine messaging in a variety of media, and discuss the relationship between rhetorical practices and political power in a modern, global society.

ECTS Credits

7.5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements (G1N)


School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: General entry requirements for university studies.

Selection: Average grade/national university aptitude test/university points

Additional information: Teaching Methods
The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.

The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.

Course syllabus

Application code: X1617