Postgraduate Courses

FAM4032F Understanding Public Argumentation

Course convener

Associate Prof. Musawenkosi Ndlovu

Entrance requirements

Acceptance for an Honours or Master’s programme, and by permission of the Convener.

Course outline

The fundamentals of argument theory applied to contemporary public deliberation, the process of constructing and evaluating argument in a public social sphere. The course aims at providing the fundamentals for interpreting or intervening in public life from the standpoint of persuasion. It also equips students with the basics of persuasive speech writing.

DP requirements

Regular attendance and remittance of work as set at inception of course.


Open examination (100%).