Postgraduate Courses

FAM4031S South African Public Rhetoric

credits: 24 at level 8.

Course convener

Dr Martha Evans

Entrance requirements

Acceptance for an Honours or Master’s programme, subject to having done FAM4032F or equivalent (at the Convenor’s discretion). Note that this course will only be offered if enough students are registered for it.

Course outline

Political and public argumentation in South Africa. The rhetorical forms that characterise election campaigns. The forms of deliberation that characterise South African parliamentary and presidential rhetoric. The ways in which technology and the media alter public deliberation. Course content may be tailored to accommodate students’ professional needs if the class is not too large.

DP requirements

Regular attendance and remittance of work as set at inception of course.


Open examination (100%).