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COM160 Argumentation and Debate

Course Description

Study of the skills in effective argumentation. Examination of the processes of creating and delivering a public argument. Emphasis on the construction of sound argument through research and critical thinking, and decision making.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the logical fallacies of argumentation.
  • Deliver a coherent, logical, and sequenced argument, supported by documentation and evidence.
  • Articulate the importance of ethics in constructing and delivering an argument.
  • Demonstrate professional and respectful behavior during a debate.
  • Prepare a coherent, logical, and sequenced argument, supported by documentation and evidence.