Intro to Speech and Debate
This course will focus on the art of public speaking, as well as the art of debate. The first week will be devoted to the foundations of public speaking. Students will conduct research, compose speeches, and ultimately deliver their speeches in front of a small group audience. The second week will build on the activities of the first week; students will utilize their research and public speaking skills to develop and deliver persuasive arguments as a member of a team. The week will culminate in a formal debate among members of the class.