PHV133 Rhetoric: An Introduction

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Marek Picha, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Marek Picha, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 27 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the history of rhetoric, its main concepts, techniques and analytical procedures.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- describe basic rhetorical practices;
- create a speech using specific rhetorical techniques;
- identify the main theoretical approaches in the domain;
  • 01. basic definition of rhetoric
  • 02. canons of Classical Rhetoric
  • 03. audience analysis
  • 04. composition
  • 05th style
  • 06th rhetoric and argumentation
  • 07 rhetorical analysis
  • 08. discoursive analysis
  • ARISTOTELÉS. Rétorika. Edited by Antonín Kříž. 3. vyd. Praha: Rezek, 2010. 303 s. ISBN 8086027325. info
  • KRAUS, Jiří. Rétorika a řečová kultura. Vyd. 2., dopl. Praha: Karolinum, 2010. 190 s. ISBN 9788024618296. info
  • ŠPAČKOVÁ, Alena. Moderní rétorika : jak mluvit k druhým lidem, aby nám naslouchali a rozuměli. 3., dopl. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2009. 141 s. ISBN 9788024729657. info
  • ŠMAJSOVÁ BUCHTOVÁ, Božena. Rétorika (Rhetoric). 1. vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing a. s., 2006. 212 pp. 1. ISBN 80-247-0868-X. info
  • CORBETT, Edward P. J. and Robert J. CONNORS. Classical rhetoric for the modern student. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. xii, 562. ISBN 9780195115420. info
  • KOHOUT, Jaroslav. Rétorika : umění mluvit a jednat s lidmi. 3. vyd. Praha: Management Press, 1999. 159 s. ISBN 8072610023. info
  • HOLMAN, Jaroslav. Moderní rétorika. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1983. 197 s. info
Teaching methods
lectures, practice
Assessment methods
test, essay
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinovaná forma: 16 hodin/semestr.

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