Argumentation and Critical Inquiry in Oral Communication

Course Description

Principles and methods of critical inquiry, advocacy, and debate. Students will critically evaluate research sources and evidence; identify fallacies in reasoning and language; advance reasoned positions with consideration to ethical and equitable practices; and defend and refute arguments through analysis, presentation, and evaluation of arguments.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
24372 COMM 8 50Y ·T·R··· 09:30 AM-11:20 AM Alex Kramer L45

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.
Limitation(s) on Enrollment: Not open to students with credit in the Honors Program related course
General Course Statement(s): See general education pages for the requirements this course meets
COMM-008.50Y: HYBRID, meets on-campus and online. This class meets each week on campus and online as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 5
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

Requisite and Advisory

COMM 1, COMM 1H, COMM 10 or COMM 10H

Limitations on Enrollment and Entrance Skills

Limitation(s) on Enrollment
Not open to students with credit in the Honors Program related course.
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