2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 28, 2020  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog

COMM 310 - Argumentation and Debate


Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100  or ENGL 200  AND COMM 100  or BUSI 120  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course is a natural extension of COMM 100 . It focuses on the classical definitions of logic as they pertain to persuasion and argumentation, and reviews the semantics required for proper debate.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: Students will

  1. demonstrate critical thinking when assessing controversy
  2. develop and practice persuasive rhetorical skills
  3. identify the historical roots of civil discourse
  4. apply a value-neutral, analytical mindset when problem solving
  5. recognize, evaluate, and refute false claims
  6. weave the attributes of character, reasoning, and emotion to persuade an audience
  7. demonstrate an understanding of the Toulmin model of argumentation
  8. participate in formal debates