Debate Course Description and Video


Debate and Argumentation


Total classes: 13
Duration: 55 minutes
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade
Suggested credit: 1 full semester Debate; Speech; or Communications
Instructor: Kevin O’Brien
Course description: Students will learn the art of argumentation and “forensics” and will be challenged to hone their skills of presentation and oral communication as they participate in a number of exercises, including Mini Debates on issues that affect our faith and culture.  
Course materials: Handouts in the form of PDFs provided FREE by the instructor
Homework: Assignments and readings and debate prep. Three hours per week on average. Recommended to take this with other students so that they can practice their debate skills together.   Grading guidelines provided; Instructor Access available.