Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


Updated 18 April 2008 KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM NOTE: Please review the Senate Curriculum Committee Guidelines for instructions on completing proposal form. (refer to pages 4 - 5 for proposal details) DATE OF SUBMISSION: February 3, 2009 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Communication, Dr. Ann Atkinson, 358-2466, aatkinso@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Dr. Nigel Malcolm, 358-2928, nmalcolm@keene.edu PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: N/A PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: IHCOMM 270 How to Win an Argument PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: Through reading and writing students explore arguments presented in a variety of texts. Arguments from credibility, reason, emotion, and values will be understood prior to analysis of them in print and electronic media. Fall, Spring COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will gain a greater appreciation for the ways in which argumentation is a part of everyday life. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to identify the types of arguments they encounter in both print and electronic media. Updated 18 April 2008 LEARNING OUTCOMES: . Perspectives Outcomes Students will be able to: · explore language use, linguistic forms, and language’s ability to change society and ourselves. · articulate the ways that the arts and humanities shape, change, provoke, and represent our world and our perception of the world. Skills Outcomes Reading · Read with an awareness of purpose · Ask questions that lead to greater understanding of material · Demonstrate the ability to summarize and identify key points Critical Thinking · Analyze and interpret arguments made by oneself and by others to formulate and defend a conjecture or thesis Integrative Outcomes The integrative outcomes provide students the opportunity to learn and discuss overarching themes, perspectives, and paradigms that necessitate their active engagement in the KSC learning environment. In order to achieve this engagement, every course in the Integrative Studies Program must address at least one of the integrative outcomes. Social and Environmental Engagement Students will be able to: · demonstrate a commitment to analyzing and/or solving social and/or environmental issues. RATIONALE: There is a need for ISP courses at the 200 level. IHCOMM 270 How to Win an Argument is the Communication Department’s attempt to help meet this need. RESOURCES: We would require additional resources to be able to staff this course. ADVISORY OPINIONS: N/A


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