Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Professor Leland gives the background in what it takes to make successful argument. He does this in an intriguing way that allows students to delve into different parts of an argument and what makes an argument valid.
I loved the debate we participated in at the end of the semester. Professor Leland selected a range of topics, and the class was able to engage in an educated debate about hot topics across the world. In addition, we are able to give "soap box" speeches on topics that we believe are important for our classmates to understand. This course truly equips individuals to be successful communicators.
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Advice for students:
Go in with an open mind, the ideas presented by students do not always align with your views... the idea of argumentation and debate is to expand your knowledge and think about issues differently. Also, make sure to read and work through the exercises at the end of each chapter, understanding the exercises help your grade immensely.