Fall 2019 HC 231H: Oral Advocacy and Argumentation

Fall 2019-2020

Professor: Trond Jacobsen

4.00 credits

  • CRN 17332: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ GSH 130

Rhetoric and argument have been the foundation of a liberal education for more than 2000 years. Drawing on pre-modern thinkers, in particular from ancient Greece, this course helps students engage in more effective oral advocacy and argument. Students will enhance their abilities in oral argument and critical thinking through a deep engagement with leading scholarship on the pre-modern roots and modern scope of the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution. Course includes both written and oral assignments, including participating in academic debates intended for general audiences. Interested students will have the opportunity apply their knowledge against peers from regional institutions.