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Approx. 23 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Arabic, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), German, English, Spanish, Romanian...

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Week
1

Week 1

15 minutes to complete

Welcome to the Course

15 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 5 min), 1 reading
1 reading
Course Logistics (Start Here)10m
8 hours to complete

How to Spot an Argument

8 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 101 min)
10 videos
What Is an Argument?7m
What are Arguments Used For? Justification5m
Strong Arguments Don't Always Persuade Everyone8m
What Else are Arguments Used For? Explanation13m
What are Arguments Made Of? Language14m
Meaning9m
Linguistic Acts7m
Speech Acts9m
Conversational Acts17m
10 practice exercises
Why Arguments Matter30m
What Is an Argument?30m
What are Arguments Used For? Justification30m
Strong Arguments Don't Always Persuade Everyone30m
What Else are Arguments Used For? Explanation30m
What are Arguments Made Of? Language30m
Meaning30m
Linguistic Acts30m
Speech Acts30m
Conversational Acts30m
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

How to Untangle an Argument

7 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 130 min)
10 videos
Standard Form3m
A Problem for Arguments12m
Assuring14m
Guarding8m
Discounting10m
Evaluation17m
Close Analysis (Part I)20m
Close Analysis (Part II)13m
More Close Analysis17m
9 practice exercises
Argument Markers30m
Standard Form30m
A Problem for Arguments30m
Assuring30m
Guarding30m
Discounting30m
Evaluation30m
Close Analysis (Part II)30m
More Close Analysis30m
Week
3

Week 3

8 hours to complete

How to Reconstruct an Argument

8 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 150 min)
11 videos
Soundness4m
Get Down to Basics21m
Sharpen Edges17m
Organize Parts14m
A Student Example: A Debate About Smartphones in Class11m
Fill in Gaps22m
Conclude2m
An Example of Reconstruction (Part I)9m
An Example of Reconstruction (Part II)9m
An Example of Reconstruction (Part III)10m
9 practice exercises
Validity30m
Soundness (Part I)30m
Soundness (Part II)30m
Get Down to Basics30m
Sharpen Edges30m
Organize Parts30m
Fill in Gaps30m
Conclude30m
An Example of Reconstruction30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Catch-Up and Final Quiz

1 hour to complete
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz30m

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