Jul 13, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] 
2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMS 120 - Argumentation and Debate

3 units
3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL 1A 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces students to the construction of arguments for debate and other speech presentations. Emphasis is placed on analyzing claims, developing arguments that support and refute propositions, and effective delivery. Identification of types of argument and fallacies of reasoning are explored. Controversial issues are discussed, researched, and debated.

(formerly Communication Studies 4)

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