SP 253: Argumentation and Debate

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3

SP 253 develops writing, reading, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will learn to develop techniques to researching and presenting arguments in an effective and articulate manner.


Grade of ā€œCā€ or better in ENG 100 or credit for SP 151.

Course Outcomes
  • Use different speech components to form cohesive argument
  • Identify support for claims and be able to refute and explain logical fallacies
  • Recognize ethical and unethical arguments through the use of rhetoric
  • Differentiate between propositions of fact, value, and policy
  • Demonstrate an increased self-awareness of critical thinking and reasoning including identifying self-biases and inferences