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San José State University  Communication Studies, Comm. 40,  Argumentation and Debate, Section 3, Spring 2010 Instructor: Shannon Doyle Office Location: Clark Hall 240 Telephone 408-924-5395 Email: Office Hours: 11:00-1:00 Class Days/Time/number: T/Th, 9:00-10:15, 23107 Classroom: Clark 243 Catalog Description Principles of rhetoric applied to oral communication; selecting, analyzing,  adapting, organizing and delivering ideas effectively Course Description  This is a general education course which fulfills the oral communication requirement  at San Jose State University, Area A1, Basic oral communication. The aim of this  course is to provide you with the skills necessary for participation in discussion and  debate in a democratic society by enabling you to investigate issues of public policy  to analyze and develop arguments and evidence related to such issues and to  employ such arguments in effective oral advocacy by delivering clear and well  structured persuasive presentation defending and critiquing positions on such  issues. 
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At SJSU, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every one  hour of class time. Because this is a three unit class, you can expect to spend a  minimum of six hours per week in addition to time spent in class and on scheduled  tutorials or activities. Special projects or assignments may require additional work  for the course. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and  assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses . Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives By the end of this course, you should be able to: 1. Identify and assess socially significant and intellectual topics, then compose and  deliver extemporaneous oral presentations (using note cards, key-word  outlines and full sentence outlines) on those topics. 2. Engage in critical and analytical listening.  3. Analyze audiences, adapt oral presentations to diverse audiences and use that  information to accomplish the purpose of the speech.  4. Assume the ethical responsibilities of the public speaker, including basic  understanding of the economic, legal and social issues surrounding the  access and use of information.  Prepare full-sentence outlines that demonstrate the effective development and  organization of ideas. Required Texts/Readings Verlinden, J. (2005). Critical thinking and everyday argument.  Belmont: Wadsworth. Crossman, M. (2006). Burden of proof: An introduction to 
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