CMST 105 Debate I • 5 Cr.
Exposes students to argumentation structure in basic parliamentary debate and speech. Students spend a significant amount of time conducting research, preparing and debating. Students may choose to travel and compete at the collegiate level in speech & debate tournaments as well. Recommended: ENGL& 101.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- 1. Explain essential rules and responsibilities of parliamentary debate.
- 2. Describe essential qualities of a variety of individual speech events (including, but not limited to, interpretation, extemporaneous, impromptu, expository speaking).
- 3. Practice and use essential research skills and processes for finding, evaluating, and incorporating evidence.
- 4. Explain ethical considerations and responsibilities as a speaker in a variety of settings (debate, individual events).
- 5. Communicate effectively in a team setting.
- 6. Think critically by preparing, delivering, self-analyzing and critiquing others' debates and individual activities.
- 7. Identify, analyze, and provide effective argument structure for parliamentary debate topics.
- 8. Apply a developing understanding of current events to various debate topics.