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Listen • Speak • Engage COMM 40: Argumentation/Advocacy Spring 2010 page 1 of 4 San José State University Communication Studies COMM 40: Argumentation/Advocacy, section 4, Spring 2010 Instructor: Tina Lim Office location: HGH 214 Telephone: 408-924-5381 Email: tina.lim@sjsu.edu Office hours: Tuesdays 10:15-11:45, 2:00-3:00, Thursdays 10:15-11:45 & by appointment Class days/time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-10:15 Classroom: HGH 223 GE Category Oral Communication (A1) Catalog Description Principles of inquiry and advocacy in public discussion and necessary basic skills for intelligent participation in discussion and debate. Succeeding in this Class 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. Class website Copies of the course syllabus and major assignment sheets may be found on the class website http://www.sjsu.edu/people/tina.lim/courses/comm40_4/ . You are responsible for regularly checking messages sent via MySJSU so make sure it has your most current email address. Course Goals In this class you will investigate issues of public policy, analyze and develop arguments and evidence related to these issues, and present arguments in effective oral advocacy by delivering clear and well structured persuasive presentations defending and critiquing the positions on issues explored. Readings, lectures, written assignments, group activities, and class discussions serve as resources for you as you develop your argumentation skills. Course Learning Objectives After successfully completing this course, you will: LO1. be able to identify and assess socially significant and intellectual topics, then compose and deliver extemporaneous oral presentations on these topics. LO2. be able to engage in critical and analytical listening. LO3. be able to analyze audiences, adapt oral presentations to audiences and use that information to accomplish the purpose of the speech. LO4. be able to assume the ethical responsibilities of the public speaker, including basic understanding of the economic, legal, and social issues, surrounding the access and use of the information.
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Listen • Speak • Engage COMM 40: Argumentation/Advocacy Spring 2010 page 2 of 4 Required Texts and Readings Textbook nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Heinrichs, J. (2007). Thank you for arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can teach us about
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