Argumentation or Argumentation and Debate

  • Final
  • Communication Studies
  • Argumentation or Argumentation and Debate
  • 3.0
  • Methods of critical inquiry and advocacy. Identifying fallacies in reasoning and language, testing evidence and evidence sources, advancing a reasoned position, and defending and refuting arguments. Analysis, presentation, and evaluation of oral and written arguments.

  • 120
  • None

  • None

    1. Methods of critical inquiry, reasoning, and
    2. Advocacy and argumentation techniques
    3. Logical fallacies and ethical arguments
    4. Research skills, analysis and evaluation of evidence and sources
    5. Critical analysis of discourse
    6. Analysis, presentation, and evaluation of oral and written arguments

  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. Critically evaluate reasoning and evidence.
    2. Develop an understanding of the reasoning process and skill in utilizing various methods of reasoning.
    3. Analyze, advocate, and criticize ideas, especially through the process of debate.
    4. Recognize fallacies of reasoning and argue ethically.
    5. Develop research skills.
    6. Foster the use of critical thinking skills in oral and written communication.

  • May include: Oral presentation in front of live audience; examinations; evaluation of the oral arguments of others; written analysis of reasoning and arguments; use of appropriate evidence from research; debates.

  • Rybacki, D. & Rybacki, K. Advocacy and Opposition. (latest edition). Allyn & Bacon.

    Crossman, M. Burden of Proof: An Introduction to Argumentation and Guide to Parliamentary Debate. (latest edition). Custom Publishing.

  • March 22, 2010
  • February 26, 2015