COM 120 Argumentation and Debate

This course focuses on the theory, methodology, and practice of critical thinking, listening, and analysis of oral refutation.  It examines both the substance and technical aspects of argumentative discourse by exploring the effective use of claims, fallacies, and rhetorical strategies.  Students become well versed in a wide scope of debate formats, including parliamentary, policy, value, Lincoln-Douglas, judicial, and international.  Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Critical Analysis (1.0), Oral Communication (2.2), Humanities (6.0) 3 credits  Not offered every year.

3 credits
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