W7218
Rhetoric, Truth and Knowledge

The unit Rhetoric, Truth and Knowledge aims to develop students’ appreciation of the character of human knowledge in its various forms, including scientific understanding. It will enable students to appreciate the different kinds of human communication in the language and to acquire skills in using it. Course graduates will be called upon to speak publicly with sensitivity and with an understanding of what they are doing. It is an elective unit and forms part of a Major in Philosophy.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Philosophy

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

W7110 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy orW7112 Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Distinguish different kinds of knowledge and opinion
  2. Articulate the principles of rhetoric
  3. Analyse a speech or similar communication
  4. Assess truth claims in different contexts
  5. Exercise effective communication skills.
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