Thomas W. Benson
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Rhetoric
Penn State University

Recent Courses

 

Links

Tom Benson home page

 

 

Undergraduate Courses

CAS 415
Rhetoric of Film -- Alfred Hitchcock and the Critics: The Rhetoric of the Thriller as Art, Entertainment, and Social Text

 

Speech Communication 100 - Honors
Effective Speech

 

 

SpCom 412
Speech Criticism

 

 

SpCom 475
Studies in Public Persuasion: Abolition, Suffrage, and Civil Rights

 

 

CAS 475
Studies in Public Address:
American Rhetoric in the New Deal Era: 1932-1945

 

Graduate Seminars

 

CAS 500
Seminar in History of Public Address--The Rhetoric of the American Presidency

 

503
Rhetorical Criticism

   

515
The Rhetoric of Narrative Film

 

SpCom 530
Politics and Media

 

SpCom 597C