2011-12 Student Catalog 
    Mar 21, 2023  
2011-12 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPE 112 - Fundamentals of Debate

3 Cr.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the unique genre of human communication known as argumentation or debate. Students in the course will be provided with training which will allow them to think quickly as well as critically, organize and integrate many arguments into a coherent whole, and investigate ideas which, when played out on the battlefield of the spoken word, can be effective instruments of persuasion. It is hoped that the competitive nature of debate will be used to stimulate and motivate members of the class and create an electric atmosphere which will enhance learning. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for Basic Communication (C). (Usually offered Spring semester in alternate years.)

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