Speech & Debate

$160.00

Speech & Debate

Section 1: Tuesday 4:30 p.m -6:00 p.m. CST,meets weekly each semester

Section 2: Thursday 4:30-6:00 p.m CST, meets weekly each semester

Clubs begin the first week in September.

Students can register by semester or for a full year (choose 2 classes) – recommended for those who want to compete in STOA competitions.

Instructor Mary Russell

1/2 credit per semester

Description

Speech & Debate

Speech and Debate is an introductory course that will expose students to the wonderful world of rhetoric, critical thinking, and communication! Students will learn about three styles of debate in addition to the various forms of individual public speaking events. This class will be an engaging blend of both speech and debate, rotating between the two subjects each week.  By the end of the semester, students will:
 
-be prepared to debate this year’s Lincoln Douglas debate topic for the STOA speech and debate league; 
-develop a 10-minute Persuasive speech; 
-and have the skills and confidence to give an impromptu speech in any situation. This class is appropriate for all students, regardless of their comfort-level with public speaking, and offers a fun, interactive, and practical approach to developing critical thinking and communication skills.

Speech & Debate

Speech and Debate is an introductory course that will expose students to the wonderful world of rhetoric, critical thinking, and communication! Students will learn about three styles of debate in addition to the various forms of individual public speaking events. This class will be an engaging blend of both speech and debate, rotating between the two subjects each week.  By the end of the semester, students will:
 
-be prepared to debate this year’s Lincoln Douglas debate topic for the STOA speech and debate league; 
-develop a 10-minute Persuasive speech; 
-and have the skills and confidence to give an impromptu speech in any situation. This class is appropriate for all students, regardless of their comfort-level with public speaking, and offers a fun, interactive, and practical approach to developing critical thinking and communication skills.

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