Course Details

Persuasive Communication

In this course, students will read and analyze articles discussing contemporary issues in the STEM fields, such as when to use renewable versus non-renewable energy sources and when to protect intellectual property using patents versus trade secrets, among other issues. We will debate these topics in class and discuss how we form conclusions about them and how to persuade others to adopt our positions. Students will write multiple short persuasive papers on these topics and will revise some of them as their final project. Students will receive oral feedback on their in-class performance and both oral and written feedback on the papers they write. Grades will be based on professionalism, in-class performance, and writing.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 956-0


Course History

Spring 2018
Title: Persuasive Communication
Faculty: Falkoff, Michelle S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 9