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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLAH 4090
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Philosophy
  • Visual Culture
  • Art History, Theory & Criticism
The nature and status of rhetoric, or the art of persuasion, has been variously determined by theorists and practitioners, for it makes all the difference whether the art is referred to eternal values, individual power, social utility or civic institutions. In the course we survey classic theories of rhetoric and analyze classic examples, with special reference to applications to visual and artefactual works.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. One of these courses should be 3000-level.


Open to Undergraduate students.