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English Rhetoric

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English Rhetoric Course Description


Course Title: English Rhetoric      

Course Prerequisites:      

Total Semester Credit Hours: 32         

Lecture Hours: 32              

Experiment/ Computer Hours:           

Credit: 2         

Major: English            

Course Description:

English Rhetoric is an optional course for third-year English majors. The aim of this course is to offer a systematic introduction to the basic knowledge of rhetoric, current trends and new concepts in rhetoric study. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the basic principles of English rhetoric; have an overview of the subjects, content and methods in rhetoric research; have knowledge of the three levels of rhetorical operations in rhetoric study; and have an awareness of the relationship between deictic meaning and implied meaning, generalization and elaboration, concision and clarity, accuracy and vagueness, congruity and coherence in rhetoric understanding. In the long run, students will be able to keep pace with the latest developments in rhetoric and its relationship with cognitive psychology, pragmatics and communicative strategies.

Textbooks and Course Materials:

1. 胡曙中. 现代英语修辞学. 上海: 上海外语教育出版社. 2004. (Hu Shuzhong. Modern English Rhetoric. Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2004.)

2. 曾庆茂, 徐昌和. 英语修辞鉴赏与写作(2) [M]. 上海:同济大学出版社, 2013. (Zeng Qingmao, Xu Changehe. English Rhetoric and Writing. Shanghai: Shanghai Tongji University Press, 2013.)

3. 张宏武. 英语修辞欣赏及应用 [M]. 北京:科学出版社, 2015. (Zhang Hongwu. English Rhetoric: Appreciation and Application. Beijing: Beijing Science Press, 2015.)

4. 黄衡田. 英语辞格辨析 [M]. 武汉:华中科技大学出版社, 2015. (Huang Hengtian. English Figures of Speech. Wuhan: Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, 2015)

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