School of Communication

Debating the Issues 2019

COS591 Section 80
3 credits Undergraduate
COS 691 Section 80
3 credits Graduate
January 2-4 • 6 to 10 p.m.
January 7-11• 6 to 10 p.m.
January 12(Saturday) • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
David Steinberg: 305-284-5553,
Tentative syllabus

Examine contemporary argumentation theory and practice

  • Explore the important debate issues of 2019
  • Participate in academic debates
  • Create persuasive arguments built on sound evidence and reasoning
  • Analyze and evaluate arguments, information, and misinformation
  • Be a winning advocate
  • Utilize critical thinking for reasoned decision making
  • Fairly and competently evaluate (judge) academic debates, including the Miami Dade Urban Debate League
  • Engage in civil discourse about controversial issues
  • Replace name calling and consternation with respectful and engaged clash over supported ideas

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