Comm. 40 Argumentation and Advocacy
Time: TTH 10:30 - 11:45, 1:30 - 2:45, 3:00 - 4:15
Location: BBC 223
This course seeks to cover the basic principles
of argumentation as they are put into practice
via oral communication. You will learn the basic
model of argument, how to construct valid arguments,
and how to deliver those oral arguments effectively.
Syllabus and Course Calendar
This is a list of assignment directives for papers, speeches/debates, textbook reading guides, self-evaluation template (reflection papers).
This list contains speech grading evaluations or rubrics (to be downloaded and given to me as hard copies on the day of each speech), helpful electronic handouts, extraneous information, and speech and debate topics.
Basic Structural Organizational Information for Speeches 1, 2, and 3
These documents are organizational help in structuring your arguments. Refer to each of the speech directives listed under "Assignments" for detailed direction in assembling full and correct outlines.
PowerPoint Presentation Slides
Sometimes I post a few of my lecture PowerPoint slides for student convenience and reference.
These are useful links to help you in citing sources (OWL Purdue link), SJSU Forensics to help you register for the class final exam and optional extra credit, Comm. 80, Comm. Center for walk-in tutoring, resource centers, and links for various class exercises and/or assignments.