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SPCH 031 – Argument & Decision

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Inductive, deductive, causal, and analogical reasoning as applied to the speaking situation.

Section Description: This course is designed to prepare students to evaluate and produce arguments in an arena of competing arguments. The ability to recognize and craft organized, well-supported, and ethical arguments is essential to advancing one’s ideas and opinions in such fields as politics, law, sales, marketing, and everyday life. Ideally by the end of this course, you should gain a conceptual understanding of theory and research relating to argumentation and debate, be able to analyze argumentative tactics as a consumer of information, and further develop your ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to persuade and argue your case.

CRN: 92894

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 9/25

Days Time Location
TR 08:30 - 09:45 WATERMAN BLDG 400

Instructor(s): Justin Myles Morgan-Parmett

Meeting Dates: 29 Aug 2016 - 09 Dec 2016