Studies rhetoric as a historical phenomenon and as a practical reality. Considers how words and images are used to convince and persuade individuals of positions, arguments or actions to undertake, with particular attention to advertising, politics and culture.
Studies the use of reason, emotion, and commonplaces, and compares visual and verbal techniques of persuasion. The Rhetoric and Persuasion course is delivered at The American University of Paris.
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A successful application to The American University of Paris requires several supporting documents and sometimes tests. Most can be uploaded directly in your online application. We cannot provide you with a decision until we receive all of your documents.
AUP has one straight-forward online application for all of the following applicants:
In a maximum of 300 words, in English, please briefly describe your interest in spending your summer in Paris at AUP, including information about the course(s) you wish to take.
If you are applying for credit, or are currently a student, AUP requires official transcripts from your last three years of schooling. Transcript(s) include your grades/marks and examination results (if applicable) through your most recently completed semester or grading period. Transcripts can be submitted in English or French, or be accompanied by a certified translation. When you apply you can submit unofficial transcripts online, but if you are admitted to AUP, you will need to submit official final transcripts and examination results before begin your classes.
If you are a professional wanting to audit a class and have completed a tertiary degree, you can upload a copy of your degree in the place of transcripts.
Almost all courses at The American University of Paris are taught in English, so entering students must demonstrate sufficient English fluency. If English is not your first language, we require that you submit one of the following tests and that the results are not more than two years old.
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The English language test requirement is waived if you have been living in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the Unites States where you have recently studied in an all-English curriculum for at least two consecutive years. It is also waived if you are only taking the French Immersion program. It may also be waived if you have studied for at least four years in an all-English curriculum in any other country. We reserve the right to request English test results from any applicant.
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