University Bulletin 2017-2018

Argument

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  • ARG 120
    Critical Thinking
    3 cr

    This course will examine complex types of reasoning, including statistical judgment, decision making, and causal and analogical thinking. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of concrete examples of reasoning in various fields. Students will learn how to evaluate arguments, fallacies, common errors, and biases in reasoning and decision making. Identical with PHL 120. Credit cannot be received for both ARG 120 and PHL 120. Fulfills the General Education requirement.

  • ARG 210
    Argumentation
    3 cr

    Examines the role of argumentation in a democratic society and aims to develop critical thinking and reasoned advocacy. Course makes functional a knowledge of tests of evidence and the modes of logical reasoning. Students participate in various forms of argumentation and debating. Identical with ARG 210. Students cannot receive credit for both ARG 210 and CA 210. Fee.

  • ARG 222
    Rhetoric, Culture and Society
    3 cr

  • ARG 321
    Symbolic Logic
    3 cr

    A study of sentential and predicate logics and related topics. Identical with 321. Credit cannot be received for both ARG 321 and PHL 321.

  • ARG 371
    Approaches to English Grammar
    3 cr

    A course designed primarily to help education majors translate between the languages of conventional grammar and the syntactical grammar relevant to the teaching of English at Precollege levels. Consideration will also be given to the rationales basic to the formation of different grammars and to methods of presenting grammatical material in a classroom situation. Non-education majors interested in a sophisticated approach to the study of grammar might also benefit from this course. Identical with EH 371. Credit cannot be received for both ARG 371 and EH 371.

    Pre-requisite: EH 101 Minimum Grade of C and EH 102 Minimum Grade of C
  • ARG 390
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    Different figures, periods, or topics of significance in Argument will be studied as announced. May be repeated, when content varies, for a total of six hours. Requires Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing.

  • ARG 402
    Rhetoric: Ancient and Modern
    3 cr

    Readings in rhetorical theory, ancient and modern, are applied in specific writing assignments with encourage students to adopt a point of view and address a specific audience. Identical to EH 402. If credit for ARG 402 is received, then credit cannot be received for EH 402.

    Pre-requisite: EH 101 Minimum Grade of C and EH 102 Minimum Grade of C
  • ARG 481
    Studies in Rhetoric
    3 cr

    Seminar in specific topics dealing with writing, rhetoric, or language studies. May be repeated once for credit when course content varies. Identical with EH 481. Credit cannot be received for both ARG 481 and EH 481 when it is on the same specific topic. Junior standing required.

    Pre-requisite: EH 101 Minimum Grade of C and EH 102 Minimum Grade of C
  • ARG 490
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    An investigation of issues and concepts in Argument for advanced undergraduate students. May be repeated, when content varies, for a total of six hours. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing.

  • ARG 492
    Seminar
    3 cr

  • ARG 494
    Directed Studies-
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed research in Argument under the guidance of a member of the department. Credit according to the magnitude of the individual project. May be repeated, if content varies, for a total of six hours. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing and approval of directing professor and department chair.