HC 231H: Oral Advocacy and Argumentation

Professor: Trond Jacobsen

4.00 credits

• CRN 13105: Monday & Wednesday, 1615-1745 @ This course will be held remotely

• CRN 13109: Monday & Wednesday, 1215-1345 @ This course will be held remotely

For CRN 13109: Rhetoric and argument have been the foundation of a liberal education for more than 2000 years. This course focuses on legal advocacy and persuasion, preparing students interested in the law or in participating in Oregon Mock Trial to succeed at a high level. This course helps students engage in more effective oral advocacy and argument of a juridical character. Students will enhance their abilities in oral argument and critical thinking through a deep engagement with leading academic legal scholarship. Course includes both written and oral assignments, including participating in mock trials.

For CRN 13105:  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. Course includes both written and oral assignments, including participating in academic debates online that are intended for general audiences. Interested students will have the opportunity apply their knowledge against peers from regional institutions in online debates.