Argumentation and Public Advocacy

R228 — Spring 2022

Freya Thimsen
Days and Times
9:45 - 11:00a MW (3 CR)
Course Description

Argumentation techniques can be used for self-interest and the consolidation of power. They can also promote policies that help people and serve the greater good. You will have the chance to study the art of persuasion and develop your own sense of how you would like to use argumentation as a citizen concerned about the common good. Topics may include presidential campaign rhetoric, LGBTQ rhetoric, university research, nationalist identity, political change, Black liberation rhetoric, and the role of emotion in democracy. You will practice argumentation in friendly debates.