Debate, Novice

Prerequisite – None
1424 – 1/2 unit – Fall
1425 – 1/2 unit – Spring

Skills in the areas of speaking, thinking, organization, research, and writing are emphasized in this course. Students learn to support two or more sides of a controversial question. Beginning students are encouraged to develop leadership, teamwork, cooperation, and dependability in tournament preparation and squad relations. Students have numerous opportunities to use their new skills and are encouraged to participate in debate contests. Minimal after-school work is expected. Course 1425 may be repeated for credit. Students who begin debate during the spring semester will learn and practice the same skills as fall semester students, but will not participate in debate contests. Maximum course cost is $25.00.