Course code Filz5001

Credit points 2

Rhetoric

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation29.11.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Course developer

author Sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu institūts

Evija Gurgāne

Mg. paed.

Course abstract

The history of rhetoric or oratory. Public speech, rhetorical techniques, presentation. Analysis of orator, public and message. The structure of public speech, design of public speech. Techniques and methods of public speaking. Analysis of argumentation. Persuasion techniques. Strategies and tactics of polemics.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: Students acquire knowledge on rhetoric as art of public speaking and persuasion; knowledge on argumentation and public speech.
Skills: Methods and techniques of public speech, making sound argumentation and use tactics of persuasive speech.
Competence: agency to persuade and negotiate

Compulsory reading

1. Karuters Ī. Kā ietekmēt cilvēkus un likt viņiem mainīt domas. Efektīvi pārliecināšanas paņēmieni. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2009. 124 lpp.
2. Mencelis V. Retorika. Rīga: BALTA eko, 2002. 126 lpp.
3. Kramiņš E. Runas prasme saziņā. Rīga: Turība Biznesa augstskola, 2005. 688 lpp.
4. Bariss V. Lietišķā prezentācija. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 57 lpp.

Further reading

1. Brēdmeiers K. Melnā retorika. Valodas spēks un maģija. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2008. 167 lpp.
2. Keigels T. Dž. Uzstāšanās māksla. Rīga: Atēna, 2008. 216 lpp.
3. Alekse I. Runātprasme. Rīga: RaKa, 2003. 126 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Psiholoģijas Pasaule. izd. "DARO Cēsis", ISSN 1691-0435.
2. Kultūras Forums: fakti un argumenti: nedēļas laikraksts. Rīga: Platforma. ISSN 1691-1946.
3. Contemporary Argumentation & Debate