Critical Thinking & Argumentation

COM3100 Critical Thinking & Argumentation (3)

The skills of persuasion are discussed and practiced in an interactive format involving oral communication. Critical thinking skills are developed through learning to ask questions; developing fact, value and policy claims; establish-ing propositions; discovering evidence based on applied fields (such as eco-nomics, law, or medicine); and logic and reasoning. In addition to preparing speeches, students participate in discussions based on cooperative rather than competitive argumentation (debate) to reach potential solutions. (Pre-requisite: junior standing, COM2200 or by consent of the instructor)