COMM 140P S 10 - Listen Speak Engage San Jos State U...

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Listen • Speak • Engage COMM 140P Spring 2010 page 1 of 8 San José State U Communication Studies Comm 140P, Argumentation and Debate, Section 01 (27571) Spring 2010 Instructor: Genelle Austin-Lett Office location: HGH 214 Telephone: 408-924-5382 Email: Office hours: T 12:00-1:30; 5-6 PM; M/W on-line 9:00-9:30PM; [Forensics students only T 2:45-3:30] Class days/time: T 6:00-8:45 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. 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. 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. MY SJSU Copies of the course syllabus and major assignment sheets will be distributed in class. The syllabus is also available on You are responsible for regularly checking messages sent via mysjsu. You may use email to contact me or use phone number listed above. 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 course. Although the course addresses theory (foundations) and research (inquiry), the primary purpose of COMM 140P is to help you improve your skills in business and professional speaking. Practice Area Objectives This course satisfies the PRACTICE area of Communication Studies learning objectives. All PRACTICE courses, including COMM 140P, share these learning objectives.
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Listen • Speak • Engage COMM 140P Spring 2010 page 2 of 8 1. Theory Applications : Demonstrate the ability to apply communication theory and research in practical contexts. 2. Communication Competence: Demonstrate the ability to communicate competently in a variety of contexts, such as interpersonal, small group, organizational, intercultural, mediated, and public communication. 3. Social Responsibility : Demonstrate social responsibility and community engagement as obligations of democratic citizens. Course Goals Within the PRACTICE area, COMM 140P is unique in emphasizing argumentation and debate skills. Specifically, it introduces students to the principles of argumentation including analysis of propositions,
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