College of Science

Courses

Academic Debate

Course Code C0156 Th 3 Pr 3 CrHrs 3

1.    Gain command of the fundamental processes of argumentation and debate

2.    Demonstrate familiarity with the materials and methods of research

3.    Improve your ability to think clearly, critically, creatively, and analytically

4.    Demonstrate effective oral communication skills

5.    Use ethical standards in competition

6.    Gain knowledge and interest in political and social issues

7.    Create and organize debate materials

8.    Evaluate debates and speeches of peers

9. Demonstrate oral communication that increases self-esteem and enhances interpersonal relationships

Distribution of Marks

Final Mark

Final Exam

Second Term

Mid-Year

First Term

100

Prac.

Theor.

Prac.

Theor.

Prac.

Theor.

Prac.

Theor.

20

30

5

5

10

20

5

5

Distribution of Marks

Final Mark

Final Exam

Second Term

Mid-Year

First Term

100

Prac.

Theor.

Prac.

Theor.

Prac.

Theor.

Prac.

Theor.

20

30

5

5

10

20

5

5

 

References

SN

The Art of Debate, 12th Edition by N. André Cossette, 2015

1

“Introduction to argumentation and Debate”, Salirick Andres, 2016

2

“Academic Debate & Critical Thinking”, Salahaddin University”,2017

3

Subject

Week

Introduction: What is Debate

First

Objectives of Debate

Second

Components of successful Debate

Third

Main Areas to consider: Clarity

Fourth

Evidence and facts

Fifth

Insinuations or fallacies

Sixth

Emotions

Seventh

Understand Counter arguments

Eighth

Critical thinking: Definition

Ninth

Steps of Critical thinking

Tenth

Procedure of Critical thinking

Eleventh