Denise A Vaughan
Introduces the practice or argumentation and debate. Focuses on how to compose an argument, construct a case, methods of attack and defense, effective communication strategies, and variations in debate style.
This course will introduce students to the art and practice of argumentation and debate. Students will learn how to compose an argument, construct a case, methods of attack and defense, effective communication strategies and variations in debate style. In addition students will learn how to effectively interrogate an argument. Students will have an opportunity to practice their debate skills in a debate tournament at the end of the quarter.
Student learning goals
Communicate powerfully and effectively
To develop verbal and written arguments that are powerful, persuasive, and well outlined.
To engage in competitive debate
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading