Who should attend
- Writers, researchers, and analysts
- Development and fundraising officers
- Community organizers
- Health care providers
- Sales professionals
- Spokespeople and organizational representatives
- Lobbyists and influencers
- Hiring and procurement officers
About the course
Articulate ideas and understand your peers
Argument is often considered to be a moment of conflict akin to fighting, but it can also be a means of exploration, collaboration, and growth. This course will explore strategies and approaches that can help participants become more confident, comfortable, and capable when engaging in (and formulating) arguments. Participants will discuss how to make and respond to arguments, how to persuade audiences, and how digital technologies impact have impacted argumentation in modern society. The role of evidence and misinformation will also be discussed, giving participants an understanding of how to prove, verify, and critique claims.
What you will learn
- Construct and present clear, focused, and concise arguments
- Critique and assess an argument’s validity
- Develop and present questions intended to persuade audiences
- Identify and respond to misinformation
Taylor Hahn, Ph.D., is the Director of the Communication program. Dr. Hahn has taught at Johns Hopkins University since 2016, and his areas of research include argument, debate, civic engagement, and the roles and trajectories of higher education in contemporary society. He has also served as Dir...
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