Debate 1

English Department (Electives)


Course ID: SPT100  

Credit: 1      

Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12      

Prerequisite: None


  • Course DescriptionCompetitive Debate I is an introductory course to develop critical thinking, teach structured argumentation, and introduce basic library research skills.  Students practice written communication and perform oral communication of the events introduced.  Debate topics are decided by the National Speech and Debate Association.  Participation in interscholastic competition in Friday and Saturday tournaments is required.  Students must remain eligible as defined by MSHSAA.