COMM 105 Collegiate Speech and Debate Team

Collegiate Speech and Debate is a course designed to provide students with a variety of co-curricular opportunities. Students will travel to other colleges for competition in their choice of events such as informative speaking, persuasive speaking, oral interpretation, impromptu, communication analysis and Public Debate. Students are encouraged to begin the program in the fall of their freshman year. COMM 105 may be repeated for four semesters.

Credits

1 Credit

COMM 105Collegiate Speech and Debate Team

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Social Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

1 Credit

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

15

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

Y

Credit Hours Maximum, if repeatable

4

III. Catalog Course Description

Collegiate Speech and Debate is a course designed to provide students with a variety of co-curricular opportunities. Students will travel to other colleges for competition in their choice of events such as informative speaking, persuasive speaking, oral interpretation, impromptu, communication analysis and Public Debate. Students are encouraged to begin the program in the fall of their freshman year. COMM 105 may be repeated for four semesters.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Construct, deliver and evaluate public speeches based on the criteria established by the Northwest Forensics Conference balloting system. Engage in Public Debate that is representative of a well-educated, collegiate-level speaker. Establish and maintain a standard of competitive excellence. Demonstrate the skills necessary to be contributing citizens of a democratic society through effective communication, argumentation and public presentation skills. Gain the skills necessary to access information through research, reasoning, critical thinking, and questioning.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Required course content: competitive participation in individual events and debate.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Platform Presentation Draw Event or Interpretation Event Debate Participation

Required Exams

Assessement based on the competitive standards required of the Northwest Forensics Conference.

Required Text

All materials provided though Canvas

Required Activities

Academic competition in both individual events and debate

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Platform Presentation Draw Event or Interpretation Event Debate Participation Assessement based on the competitive standards required of the Northwest Forensics Conference. Academic competition in both individual events and debate