6 semesters
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About this course

The study of the history and theory of rhetorics is essential for scientific work and sound practice. By combining theoretical and practical training taught in the program, students acquire the ability to succeed in a variety of professional areas, whether as a journalist or a teacher of rhetoric, as consultants or researchers. Rhetoricians in many ways find their place in the work market, because the study provides an interesting profile of competencies:

  • exceptionally well-trained judgment to assess social interaction processes and for planning and implementing strategic action
  • thorough knowledge of European intellectual history, which is marked rhetorically over the centuries, because the rhetoric is the most influential philosophy in addition to the Western education system
  • the ability to produce creative texts and to interpret
  • understanding the historical changes in the forms of communication and the ability to write texts appropriate for different media
  • the tools to analyze arguments, evaluate and develop
  • technical knowledge of production processes in a variety of media from newspapers to Internet
  • extensive experience in the workings of communicating verbal (speech, lecture, conversation, discussion, negotiation)

Entry Requirements

 The following are parts of the application process necessary for admission consideration:

  • Common Application
  • Educational History Form (EHF)
  • Certificate of secondary school completion such as the German Abitur (i.e. International Baccalaureate, High School Diploma (with recommended tests depending on your region), GCSE A-levels, etc.)
  • SAT or ACT
  • English Language Proficiency Test