CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

The course is an introduction in various ways of making a good argument, as well as recognizing strong and weak arguments. The course focuses less on theory and more on practical training in both spoken and written argumentation. It has five main parts in which different aspects of argumentation are explored: principles for creating a good (strong) argument, basic fallacies in argumentation (and how to recognize them), the role of empiricism in argumentation and the best ways to address and present arguments in public communication. Finally, the last part deals with the specifics of argumentation within legal context. The course will provide necessary basic knowledge and skills for the legal reasoning and argumentation on any other topic.