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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: DO NOT USE
Course Number: LSOC 2100
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
- International Affairs
In Seminar Slam: The Debate Studio, students will explore diverse styles and methods of argumentation and learn how to apply these methods in the seminar classroom as well as debate competition. Primarily a practice studio, the course helps students understand the strategies of cross-examination debate, the types and structure of formal debate, affirmative and negative strategies, research methods and cross-examination techniques. Students will also learn the range of articulation methods from formal, traditional debate to performative argumentation utilizing prose, poetry, etc. Most debate practice will center on the 2011-12 national cross examination debate association topic, which will be U.S. democracy promotion in the Middle East and North Africa. The class will touch on political and current event issues, as well as classical and modern philosophical arguments. Interested students will also have the opportunity to research, develop, and advocate their opinions and positions on current public policy issues for the Project Pericles Debating for Democracy (D4D) conference.
Open to Undergraduate students.