Argumentation and Resistance

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LCX011M10
Vaknaam Argumentation and Resistance
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I

Uitgebreide vaknaam Argumentation and Resistance
Leerdoelen • The student gets a general insight in theoretical approaches argumentation.
• The student develops a critical attitude with respect to literature and research in argumentation studies.
• The student is able to apply knowledge and insight acquired in this course to identify, analyse and evaluate argumentative strategies in discussions.
• The student is capable to set up and carry out a qualitative or theoretical research project.
• The student is capable to report on acquired insights both orally and in writing.
Omschrijving This course focuses on the analysis and evaluation of argumentative strategies in (public) discussions. In the first part of the course, several theoretical approaches to argumentation are introduced and compared. We will discuss current controversial issues in argumentation research. In the course, students learn to use and develop tools to analyse and assess the acceptability of argumentative strategies in specific contexts. In particular, we will focus on how attempts to convince an audience may encounter resistance and how arguers (can) deal with such resistance, for example in the current debate about vaccination in many Western countries. We will therefore discuss the strategies used by proponents (e.g., vaccination campaigns) ánd those used by opponents (e.g., anti-vaccination campaigns).
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
(1x2 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm presentatie, werkstuk(ken)
(2 presentations: presentation 1 (pass/fail); presentation 2 (20%) - Research paper (80%): The student carries out a theoretical or qualitative empirical research, for instance, on a particular argumentative strategy in vaccination campaigns. Groups of students may focus on the same topic (e.g. the use of experts, types of arguments). The preliminary results of the research are presented in week 7 and at a mini-conference in week 13/14 to facilitate peer-feedback.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. L. van Poppel
Docent(en) dr. L. van Poppel
Opmerkingen Voor de mastervakken CIW geldt (uitgezonderd de scriptie en de stage) dat de vakintekening niet via Progress verloopt maar via een formulier. Het formulier staat open van 20 juni t/m 15 juli 2022. Voor vakken die beginnen met LIX of LNB kun je je via Progress intekenen. De Faculteit behoudt zich het recht voor wijzigingen aan te brengen in het vakaanbod, het aantal groepen en de roostering.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen  ( Communicatiekunde) 1 semester I keuze