When making arguments, students in all disciplines at all levels have difficulty properly expressing their main claim, proving the significance of that claim, providing a sound reasoning chain that proves the claim, and even more difficulty adapting sound argumentation to the realities of different audiences. In this workshop, graduate students will work on the basics of argumentation and audience analysis, working to gain knowledge and skills related to public argument.
- To understand the nature of claims and their various stock issues
- To “map” subject positions relevant to an issue
- To apply that understanding and “mapping” through a case study
- To then apply that understanding to their own rhetorical situation as researchers (deliverable)
Deliverable (for GCCC participants only): The deliverable will be a short reflection piece (2-3 pages typed, 12 point font) applying the stock issues and reasoning chains to your area of research and research questions.
Facilitator: Dr. Michael Lane Bruner, Department Chair, Department of Communication Studies
Life Cycle Stage: Early, Middle, and Late Master’s & Early, Middle, and Late Doctoral
Learning Experience: Lecture
Pillars of Professional Development: Career Development, Transferable Skills, Communication