Students will recognize the importance of having a diversity of sources in oral communication.
To identify a variety of reliable sources to support / strengthen claims and research, to understand how supporting materials lead to reasonable inferences and provide authentic strength to a claim (analysis), and finally to learn accurate citations.
Timothy David Orme
To help students identify logical fallacies, the harm of those fallacies, and how they might pinpoint them in their own work.
Students could learn the power of using a researched context speech based on social justice through the arts, to engage the audience in policy reform in areas such as healthcare, immigration, or the criminal justice system to remedy potential biases toward certain demographic groups.
Sarah P C Dahlen, Jacqui Grallo, Kenny Garcia, George Station, Shwadhin Sharma, and Amir Attia
Students will learn how to synthesize information from sources.
Robin de la Llata Aimé
Students are introduced to academic research and writing with a focus on methods of attribution.
Students should learn to develop a social scientific research question; distinguish scholarly from non-scholarly sources; locate and evaluate relevant scholarly literature; and synthesize multiple scholarly sources.
- Effectively reading in our discipline – focused on Text-Based Discussions
- Identifying and analyzing stakeholder perspectives
- Applying policy to understand stakeholder perspectives
 Schoenback, Ruth, Cynthia Greenleaf, and Lynn Murphy. 2012. Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms. WestEd.org.
Students will practice critical thinking, active listening, and the development and presentation of arguments and positions through oral and written communication.
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