This course is designed to teach students how to build, structure, and support arguments. Argumentation is a skilled process that emphasizes critical thinking. This course will utilize argumentation in debate, research, discussion and written assignments.
I will be your mentor, coach, and teacher all at once. Lecture will be always followed by activities and hand on exercises that link theory to practice. In my class everyone gets to speak, everyone is heart and mistake are much needed. We engage in intriguing discussions about just any topic- from birds migration patterns to our unsung heroes. My pedagogy is based on the Socratic method of questions and answers. We also get to write, reserach, and think creatively about the role of human body in speech delivery.