POLA2005 Rhetoric (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Orientation to rhetorical research tradition and rhetorical analysis from a political perspective.

Completion methods

Essay using the selection of books.

Assessment details

Exam or essay

Learning outcomes

The student is able to comprehend the history and relevance of rhetoric in different political practices. The student is able to employ perspectives of rhetorical analysis in his/her own study.


  • Kaikille yhteiset teokset: / The following TWO books:
  • Martin, J.: Politics and Rhetoric: A Critical Introduction. JA / AND:
  • Lisäksi valitaan YKSI seuraavista: / In addition choose ONE of the following:
  • Wiesner, C., Haapala, T. & Palonen, K.: Debates, Rhetoric and Political Action: Practices of Textual Interpretation and Analysis.
  • Burke, K.: A Rhetoric of Motives. TAI: / OR:
  • Perelman, C.: Retoriikan valtakunta.
  • Aristoteles: Retoriikka. TAI: / OR:
  • Cicero: Puhujasta. TAI: / OR:

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item