PSCI 350 - Debate and Forensics
(3cr) The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and preparation essential for Debate and Forensics competitions. As well, students will learn about the various Debate and Forensic Events as well as the nuances associated with competing in the various categories. Students will then be required to select which events they will participate in, which include Debate Events (e.g., Lincoln-Douglas, Policy, or Parliamentary), Individual Events (e.g., Informative, Persuasive, Extemporaneous, After-Dinner or Impromptu Speaking as well as Dramatic, Poetry or Prose Interpretation), or other Events (Improvisational Duo, Dramatic Duo). Students are also required to provide the content necessary for their events and to deliver their performance pieces in front of the class, are required to provide written versions of their pieces prior to oral delivery, and must also provide detailed feedback to their peers during class meetings. Over the course of the semester, students will refine their performance pieces in anticipation of tournament competition. This course is open to all majors.
CORE CODES : HM CK
This course is repeatable to a maximum of 12 credits.
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