Course: Rhetoric and written argumentation

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Course title Rhetoric and written argumentation
Course code KNJ/7RA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction German
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pecka Zdeněk, Dr. phil.
Course content
1.-2. What is rhetoric, historical overview 3.-4. Rhetoric today 5. Written essay 6. Argumentation skills 7. Linear argumentation 8. Dialectical argumentation 9. Preparation and structure of written argumentation 10. Preparation and structure of rhetorical output 11. Moderation 12. Polemic 13. Outputs of students

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Projection, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The course covers the basic theoretical knowledge of rhetoric, a brief historical overview and current state of research in this area. These findings listeners use both in the analysis of foreign expressions, as well as the manifestations of their own. Seminar should prepare the students for speaking in front of large groups of people and teach them how to speak persuasively arguments. The language of the seminar is German. This also supports the development of knowledge and practical use of the German language by the students.

Knowledge of German on level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of student's language skills

All examinations and consultations are held in German. 2 presentations
Recommended literature
  • Duden: Rhetorik. Mannheim, 2011. ISBN 978-3-411-74221-9.
  • Allhoff, Dieter-W. - Allhoff, Waltraud. Rhetorik und Kommunikation. München : Ernst Reinhardt, 2006.
  • BARTSCH, Tim-Christian. Trainingsbuch Rhetorik. Paderborn, 2019. ISBN 978-3-8252-2689-3.

Study plans that include the course
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