Online Course in Rhetoric
The institution responsible for the content of this output is the Institute of Rhetoric and Communication from Sofia, Bulgaria, with the assistance cooperation from other partners: The Centre for Applied Rhetoric (University of Warsaw, Poland) and the Department of Phonetics (University of Zagreb, Croatia).
The course covers a number of theories, rhetorical heritage, adaptations, and applications of rhetoric. It is meant for self-study, but may also be used as a supplement for other handbooks and courses, especially for Methods of Rhetorical Criticism. A Handbook (O1).
There are five THEORY modules, covering rhetorical heritage, basic terms and concepts. Three TRAINING modules give practical tips for preparing and delivering various kinds of speeches. Three modules labeled as RESEARCH demonstrate procedures for rhetorical analysis. In the last module we ask for your feedback and evaluation, to make this course better and more satisfying for all users.
Bulgarian version of the course can be found here .
How to log in to the course?
Go to the KAMPUS-PROJEKTY platform https://kampus-projekty.ckc.uw.edu.pl
Click on the “UW Trainings” tile and then choose “Erasmus+”
Log in to the Online Course in Rhetoric. Use your password or create a free account.
Content and structure of the course
THEORY (1) Basic terms: definitions
Definitions - presentation
Rhetoric, Policy, Diplomacy, Education - podcast
Basic terms - glossary
Basic terms - quiz
THEORY (2) Basic terms: logos, pathos, ethos
Logos, pathos, ethos - presentation
Logos, pathos, ethos - quiz
Modes of persuasion quiz
THEORY (3) Basic terms: monological and dialogical genres
Monological and dialogical genres - presentation
Monological and dialogical genres - quiz
Monological and dialogical genres - Hangman
THEORY (4) Basic terms: argumentation
Argumentation - presentation
Arguments - glossary
Arguments - check if you know their names
THEORY (5) Rhetorical figures
Rhetorical figures - presentation
Rhetorical figures - glossary
Hangman - names of the rhetorical figures
TRAINING (1) Traditions
Traditions - presentation
Traditions - glossary
Traditions - quiz
TRAINING (2) Rhetorical skills in a nutshell
Rhetorical skills in a nutshell - presentation
Famous speeches from Antiquity to Present Day - quiz
Improvise a speech!
TRAINING (3) Voice training
Speaking warm-up exercises
Voice training exercises
What do a rhetorician and a phonetician have in common? - presentation
RESEARCH (1) Rhetorical analysis in 13 steps
Rhetorical analysis - presentation
Manipulations - can you identify them?
RESEARCH (2) Ideological Criticism
Ideological criticism - podcast
Ideological criticism - quiz
RESEARCH (3) Pentadic Criticism
Pentadic criticism - presentation (in Polish)
Write a piece of news!
The Pentad - quiz
Feedback and Evaluation
Preferred and Actual Experience
Try out some games from the course!
1) Play Hangman to check if you know the names of monological and dialogical genres.
2) Spin the wheel and improvise a speech.
3) Open the box and write a piece of news, using the suggested ratio
First preparations for designing the course
Insights from the Croatian team