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.
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


COMM D001., D001H, D010. or D010H
EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or (EWRT D01AS and EWRT D01AT) or ESL D005.
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