Course: Basics of Rhetoric

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Course title Basics of Rhetoric
Course code KPV/ZRET
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Slabáková Nikola, MgA. Ph.D.
Course content
Thematic areas: 1. History of rhetoric. 2. Pronunciacion and speech. 3. Speech technique. 4. Text expression. 5. non-verbal communication. 6. Art literature. 7. Basics of poetry theory. 8. Aims of speech presentation. 9. Relation communication. 10. Speech education at school. 11. Communication with child. 12. Prevencion of communication defects. 13. Public presentation structure. 14. Individual speech.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Active metods (simulation, situational contingency methods, drama,acting, namagerial acting )
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 22 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Teacher´s verbal speech. Communication verbal, nonverbal, pedagogical and its progresss with respect to the function of speech, language and vocabulary. Breath, speech and articulative exercices. Speech and voice defects and malfunctions, its correction.
Theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field.
General orientation in the subject.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Student's performance analysis, Practical demonstration of acquired skills

Presention at classes, oral exam. The course is held in Czech language, all requirements are stated in the Czech version.
Recommended literature
  • HÁJKOVÁ, E. Rétorika pro pedagogy. Praha: GRADA, 2012. ISBN EAN 24776101, 247.
  • LUKAVSKÝ, R. Kultura mluveného projevu. Praha: AMU, 2000. ISBN 80-85883-61-9.
  • PŘEUČIL, J. Kouzlo rétoriky. Praha: Alpress, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7362-381-4.
  • VRCHOTOVÁ; PÁTOVÁ, J. O kultuře mluveného projevu. Praha, 1983.

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