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COMM 233. Argumentation & Advocacy. (1).

An exploration of the study and practice of parliamentary debate, emphasizing interactive critical thinking skills through case construction and defending arguments. Argumentation will be utilized to investigate social problems using formal and informal practice of the use of evidence, motivation, organization, proof, refutation, and argument. Students will develop research, critical thinking, and oral presentation skills on contemporary public policy, law, mass media, entertainment, interpersonal, and intercultural relations. Students are expected to debate or volunteer at collegiate tournaments.(cross-listed with Pols 233).