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COMM 311 Argumentation and Debate

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID COMM 120

This course introduces students to argumentation, critical evaluation of evidence, and reasoning in the context of debate. A series of writing assignments will focus on the skills of critical thinking, rhetoric, and the sophistication of argumentative skills. Intended as a practical course, the fundamentals of proposition analysis, case building and dissent are discussed and applied within written communication and oral presentation. Videotaping equipment may be used as an aid to the student’s self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and computer access is available on campus.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

COMPOSE IDEAS CLEARLY IN EFFECTIVE, APPROPRIATE AND WELL-ORGANIZED WRITTEN MESSAGES (SLO #1).