2009-10 Catalog 
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2009-10 Catalog [Archived Catalog]

THE 240 - Argument and Debate

(2 credits)
This course provides both written and oral advanced training in the art of negotiation, mediation and debate to better prepare students for future environments in which good and ethical use of argumentation (both written and verbal) are needed. Students learn to use critical-thinking on a very high level and will understand that the best argumentation acknowledges different points of view, avoids personal prejudices and carefully evaluates the evidence and assumptions used in argumentation. Students will prepare cases, learn note taking and listening, and argue with a partner in parliamentary style debates.

Prerequisites: THE111and ENG184 or ACT English score of 30 or above.