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COM 209 - Debate and Critical Thinking

(1 to 3 units) variable
Principles of competitive debate including analyzing and identifying types of arguments, appeals, and value strategies. Participation in UNR debate team required. Up to 6 credits of COM 209, COM 309, and COM 409 combined can be applied to communication studies major or minor.

Maximum units a student may earn: 6

Prerequisite(s): UNR debate team participant.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 3
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 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.


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