The skills you have been practicing throughout the course will be assessed in this paper and conclude with you constructing your own argument on a position. Your argument can be a contradiction, a support, or an alteration of the argument you’ve researched. Whichever you choose should be sufficiently supported with materials covered throughout the course and your own outside research.
Research a topic area of your choosing that you are passionate about, want to see change, or simply want to learn more about. Ideas could come from areas of theology, social matters, legal, moral, or policies matters. Research an advocate (individual or organization) that promotes the topic area you selected.
In 1,000-1,500 words, address the following:
Summarize the position/argument researched and assess it for validity. Ensure you are directly quoting the source and summarizing it in syllogistic form. The expectation is for you to show the syllogism and assess it for validity using the tools covered in this course.
Identify the assumptions of the position by drawing inferences from its communicated proposition. Specifically, explicitly draw out any connections or contradictions to the Christian Worldview presented by the argument. These inferences should setup your argument.
Construct a valid argument that contradicts, challenges, or improves the position of the organization. Again, show the syllogism and its validity.
At least five academic peer-reviewed sources are required for this paper.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
All B.A. in Communication majors should save the final version of this assignment with edits that incorporate faculty feedback after grading. Students should also save the assignment directions. COM-490: Communication Capstone will require students to prepare a portfolio that showcases their work in the program. Please save this assignment in multiple locations. See the “Communication Professional Portfolio Guide” under course materials for further instructions.