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This course will investigate methods of constructing and evaluating public arguments. Using a case study method, the course will explore argument and the human condition, the process of identifying arguments and the role of evidence and reasoning in argument. A case study will be selected each semester for argument analysis. Students will construct arguments on the semester topic and will analyze arguments made by actual participants in the public forum.
Mode of Inquiry: Analyzing Arguments, Reasons, and Values