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COM 406 - Intercollegiate Debate and Forensics VIII

(2 units) CO14
Participation in intercollegiate debate and individual events as a member of the university debate squad, plus participation in related on-campus events. Does not fulfill requirements for a major in speech communication.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 ; CH 201  or CH 202  or CH 203  or CH 212 ; Junior or Senior standing.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 2
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. research current event topics to locate, select, and organize evidence to construct a speeches for competition.
2. listen critically, interpret, document, and respond to oral arguments.
3. predict and resolve objections related to a particular argument.
4. prepare and present strategies of refutation and persuasion in competitive speeches and intercollegiate speech and debate events.
5. synthesize and apply information from previous coursework to discuss social justice issues.


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