Argumentation and Critical Inquiry in Oral Communication

Course Description

Principles and methods of critical inquiry, advocacy, and debate. Students will critically evaluate research sources and evidence; identify fallacies in reasoning and language; advance reasoned positions with consideration to ethical and equitable practices; and defend and refute arguments through analysis, presentation, and evaluation of arguments.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
24372 COMM 8 50Z ······· TBA-TBA Alex Kramer ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-09-20 to 2021-12-10.

Footnote Information

COMM-008.50Z: Online Course. Students must be present online for live presentations on dates to be determined by the instructor. Students can log in any time to complete all other assigned coursework. Students must have access to the following: a computer, the internet, an individual e-mail address, and a webcam-enabled device for on-camera presentations. Exclusively using a tablet or phone may prevent you from successfully completing a course. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page:

Course Details

5 Units
Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.
Not open to students with credit in COMM 8H.)
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5; COMM 1, 1H, 10 or 10H.
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