Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

This innovative course on "winning arguments" has two main purposes:

1.    To introduce classical arguments comprehensively so that you can create your own written or oral arguments that will be well-received and persuasive to audiences in your workplace or elsewhere

2.    To improve critical thinking, synthesis, writing, evaluation, and reflection skills

Classical arguments refer to a set of reasons that an orator or writer would provide in a specific way with the goal of persuading his or her audience to act in a certain way or conform to an opinion. Arguments are traditionally tied to logic and reason, and fall into the larger discipline of rhetoric. Historians trace this practice back to Athens, the city state of Ancient Greece and the birthplace of democracy. Great ancient thinkers, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian, were actively involved in shaping arguments and rhetoric, and continue to be influential in how we construct and share ideas today.

This course provides an in-depth guide to constructing persuasive arguments that are well-researched, founded on logic, and that engage meaningful with the classical tradition. Students who enroll in this course will work through fifteen comprehensive topics. Each lesson will define the specific topic, explain its significance, and will provide specific strategies and examples for refining the skills associated with that topic. Developing and implementing these skills throughout the process of constructing your argument will help you to create a focused, refined final product that can be shared in writing or delivered orally.

The course is broken into the following fifteen lessons:

1.    What is an argument?

2.    Critical Thinking

3.    Standard Argument Types

4.    The Classical Means of Persuasion

5.    Analyzing Arguments

6.    Evidence, Assumptions, and Implicit Arguments

7.    Identifying Flaws in an Argument

8.    A Closer Look at Logical Fallacies

9.    Using Critical Thinking to Synthesize Evidence

10.   The Five Canons of Rhetoric I

11.   The Five Canons of Rhetoric II

12.   The Five Canons of Rhetoric III

13.   The Critical Writing Process

14.   Evaluating Your Argument

15.   Critical Reflection

Each lesson will conclude with an assessment activity to test your level of understanding of the curriculum. By completing this course with a 70% of higher overall grade, you will be eligible for accredited CEUs you can use on your resume or to fulfill professional development needs.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Lesson 5 Exam 8 points
Lesson 6 Exam 11 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
Lesson 9 Exam 11 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
Lesson 11 Exam 10 points
Lesson 12 Exam 10 points
Lesson 13 Exam 10 points
Lesson 14 Exam 10 points
Lesson 15 Exam 10 points
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