This honors course offers comprehensive training in oral, written, visual, and digital communication for the twenty-first century. It unites these various modes under the flexible art of rhetoric and uses rhetoric both to strengthen communication skills and to sharpen awareness of the challenges and advantages presented by oral, written, visual, and digital modes.

Course Readings
RCL II focuses particularly on honing rhetorical skills within the context of civic life by 1) developing stances and persuasive arguments, 2) learning to deliberate effectively, and 3) crafting advocacy appeals with attention to mode of delivery.

  1. Keith, William M., and Christian O. Lundberg. The Essential Guide to Rhetoric. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. ISBN: 0312472390


  1. Select readings provided through Canvas online