lim_140p_2 - L is te n S p e a k E n g a g e S a n J o s S...

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COMM 140P Spring 2010 page 1 of 5 San José State University Communication Studies 140P, Argumentation and Debate, Section 2, Spring 2010 Area: Practice Instructor: Tina Lim Office location: HGH 214 Telephone: 408-924-5381 Email: Office hours: Tuesdays 10:15-12:00, 2:00-3:00; Thursdays 10:15-12:00; and by appointment Class days/time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-1:15 Classroom: HGH 219 Prerequisites: upper division standing Catalog Description Principles of argumentation including analysis of propositions, issues, evidence and reasoning. Training and experience in debate forms. Prerequisite: Upper division standing . Succeeding in a Four-Unit Course At SJSU, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every one hour of class time. Because this is a four unit class, you can expect to spend a minimum of eight hours per week in addition to time spent in class and on scheduled tutorials or activities. For this academic year, all Communication Studies classes will focus additionally on effective scholarly, professional writing. We feel it is important that you not only speak well, but that your writing is compelling and credible, as these two means of learning are intertwined. Additional assignments will emphasize not only argument and the development of your ideas, but also the clarity and correctness of your expression. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses. You should strive for five qualities in your writing: (1) your writing should be COMPELLING (i.e., it should articulate a claim, make a point, be purposeful), (2) your writing should be COMPLETE (i.e., it should address all aspects of the assignment, it should be sufficiently developed), (3) your writing should be COHERENT (i.e., your argument should logically progress from one paragraph to the next), (4) your writing should be CONCISE (i.e., it should be richly developed, but not meandering or repetitive), and (5) your writing should be CORRECT (i.e., it should be free of grammatical, typographical and source citation errors, as well as fallacious reasoning). I will look to these five criteria as I read and respond to your written work in this course. Blackboard class website Copies of the course syllabus and major assignment sheets may be found on the class website at . You are responsible for regularly checking messages sent via MySJSU so be sure to your email address is up to date. Foundations, Inquiry, PRACTICE Each course in the Department of Communication Studies primarily focuses on one of three areas: Foundations (theoretical underpinnings of the discipline), Inquiry (research in the discipline), or Practice (application of communication theories and concepts to real world contexts). COMM 140P is a Practice
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