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Advanced Debate Stategies - Critique (Kritik) Debate

This module is designed for students with some familiarity in debate. The module covers the basic theory of critique (kritik) debate including the theoretical foundations of the crituque and its application in policy debate.

Advanced Extemporaneous Speaking

This course is designed for students with experience in extemporaneous speaking or for those students who have completed the Basics of Extemporaneous Speaking module.

Advanced Humorous Interpretation

The Advanced Humorous Interpretation module is designed for novice and veteran coaches. Material presented here will help novice and veteran coaches identify theories of humor, foundations of understanding humor, research on humor, and performing humor.

Advanced Interpretation Theory

Module is intended to provide exposure to advanced concepts related to interpretation theory. The emphasis is on performance theory rather than coaching strategies. The module attempts to link performance studies concepts to forensic practice.

Advanced Team Management

This module is intended to provide exposure to advanced concepts related to managing a forensic program. The emphasis is on building and maintaining the social-emotional health of teams as well as Directors.

Basics of Extemporaneous Speaking

Designed for all coaches of competitive speech activities but it is specifically intended for coaches who are new extemp speaking. Even experienced coaches may find the information interesting and valuable.

Basics of Interpretation

This lesson is designed for beginning coaches. Material presented here will help new coaches understand what interpretation events are at NFL tournaments, how to select appropriate material for interpretation; and basic approaches to coaching and judging interpretation events.

Basics of Parliamentary Procedure

The Parliamentary Procedure module is designed for beginning coaches. Material presented here will help new coaches understand the basic principles, terminology, and process for using parliamentary procedure to run meetings.

Basics of Research

The Introduction to Basic Research module is designed for all coaches of competitive speech activities but it is specifically intended for coaches who are new to coaching. Even experienced coaches may find the information interesting and valuable.

Debating the Capitalist Critique (Kritik)

Debating the Capitalist Critique (Kritik) module focuses capitalism as it applies in value (Lincoln-Douglas) debating and in policy debate specifically the critique of capitalism (typically called the capitalist kritik). This module will consist of several lectures and readings. Students will be required to complete a number of assessment activities for this module. The module is designed to be completed in no more than 10 hours.

Ethics and Competitive Forensics

The Ethics and Competitive Forensics module is designed for beginning coaches. Material presented here will help new coaches understand the basic concepts and codes of competitive forensics.

Individual Event Team Development and Management

In this module, students will learn about what is needed to develop and maintain a high school forensics program. The emphasis will be on individual events, but much of the information also applies to debate programs as well.

Introduction to NFL and HS Forensics

The Introduction to NFL and Competitive Forensics module is designed for coaches of competitive speech activities. The material presented here will help forensic coaches and educators understand the history of competitive speech activities and the National Forensic League.

Introduction to Original Oratory

Designed for all coaches of competitive speech activities but it is specifically intended for coaches who are new to Original Oratory. Even experienced coaches may find the information interesting and valuable.

Introduction to LD Debate

Designed for all coaches of competitive speech activities but it is specifically intended for coaches who are new to Lincoln-Douglas style debating. Even experienced coaches may find the information interesting and valuable.

Introduction to Policy Debate

Designed for all coaches of competitive speech activities but it is specifically intended for coaches who are new to policy debating. While there is certainly material that even experienced coaches would find interesting and valuable, seasoned policy debate coaches would probably find the advanced modules more valuable.

Origins of Rhetoric: Sophists to Cicero

This course is designed to introduce students to the classical origins of rhetorical theory and criticism.

Social Contract Theory for Value Debate

Focuses on social contract theory, an important political philosophy and one frequently invoked in value debate. This module is intended to introduce students to three of the most important theorists within this tradition: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Understanding the Foucault Kritik 

This course is designed to help students understand the philosophy of one of the twentieth century’s most significant philosophers, Michel Foucault. Foucault’s ideas are often used by both policy and value debaters as a perspective to critique opponents’ positions. Foucault is a notoriously complex thinker and this module seeks to give students a basic understanding of key concepts as thy apply to debate especially the biopower kritik, a popular argument among policy debaters.

Cultural Performace

The module explores the way performance both constructs and reflects culture. The module should be combined with other related modules for a comprehensive look at the area of Performance Studies. You will be asked to complete assessment activities for the module. * Note: Module is available for graduate credit only; module is not eligible for CEU credit.

Indentity and Performance

The module explores the connection between performance and identity of self and others. The module should be combined with other related modules for a comprehensive look at the area of Performance Studies. You will be asked to complete assessment activities for the module. * Note: Module is available for graduate credit only; module is not eligible for CEU credit.

Introduction to Performance and Everyday Life Performance

The module provides an introduction to Performance Studies with an emphasis on everyday life performance. The module should be combined with other related modules for a comprehensive look at the area of Performance Studies. You will be asked to complete assessment activities for the module. * Note: Module is available for graduate credit only; module is not eligible for CEU credit.

Performance and Social Change

The module explores the way performance can be used to promote social change and address injustice. The module should be combined with other related modules for a comprehensive look at the area of Performance Studies. You will be asked to complete a short assessment activitiy for the module. * Note: Module is available for graduate credit only; module is not eligible for CEU credit.

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