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Fall 2020 Comparative Literature: English UN3720 section 001
PLATO THE RHETORICIAN

Call Number 11937
Day & Time
Location
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
ONLINE ONLY
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Kathy H Eden
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description Prerequisites: Instructors permission (Seminar). Although Socrates takes a notoriously dim view of persuasion and the art that produces it, the Platonic dialogues featuring him both theorize and practice a range of rhetorical strategies that become the nuts and bolts of persuasive argumentation. This seminar will read a number of these dialogues, including Apology, Protagoras, Ion, Gorgias, Phaedrus, Menexenus and Republic, followed by Aristoles Rhetoric, the rhetorical manual of Platos student that provides our earliest full treatment of the art. Application instructions: E-mail Prof. Eden (khe1@columbia.edu) with your name, school, major, year of study, and relevant courses taken, along with a brief statement about why you are interested in taking the course. Admitted students should register for the course; they will automatically be placed on a wait list from which the instructor will in due course admit them as spaces become available.
Web Site Vergil
Department Classics
Enrollment 14 students (18 max) as of 5:05PM Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Subject Comparative Literature: English
Number UN3720
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering:Undergraduate, Global Programs, General Studies, Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20203CLEN3720W001

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