Oratory in the Age of Obama

A course in rhetoric for the Honors College of Rutgers Camden

Readings and Activities for Tuesday, January 19

Posted by William FitzGerald on January 21, 2010

Today I welcomed Honors students to the seminar and described overall my intentions and expectations. I offered a brief account of the breadth and longevity of Greco-Roman cultural traditions as far as these were shaped by practices of oratory and education for public life and noted the importance of this tradition to the creation of the American political system. I introduced the books we would be using in the course as well as the general scheme we would follow. I assigned a short reading for our first substantive class on Thursday.

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