98年第2學期-0165 英文修辭學 課程資訊
|Presentation & discussion||75||individual/group presentation and the participation of classroom discussion|
|final paper||25||final paper|
1. To gain fundamental knowledge about mainstream rhetoric theories.
2. To know how to analyse different genres of texts by applying the rhetoric theories
3. To be familiar with different forms of communication.
4. To gain a thorough understanding about the process of writing and process of
Several mainstream rhetorical theories will be introduced to help students gain a better understanding about the diversity and nature of texts. Students will compose texts and then analyze the texts by employing the rhetorical theory learned. Classroom activities include writing, discussion, peer review, and oral presentation.
Office HourTuesday 12:10-14:00 @RM 10 (inside the department office)
There is no textbook for this class, but you are required to read three landmark articles.
(1) The theme of contrastive rhetoric:
Kaplan, Robert (1966). “Cultural thought patterns in inter-cultural education.”
Language learning, 16 (2008): 1-20. Print.
(2) The theme of process writing:
Emig, Janet (1971). The composing processes of twelfth graders. Urbana: NCTE,
(3) The theme of situated context:
Young, Richard (2008). “Chapter three: Investigating context.” Language
learning, 58.2 (2008): 49-86. Print.