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Denise A Vaughan
BIS 217
Bothell Campus

Introduction to Debate

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Denise A Vaughan
Date: 05/24/2012