2018-2019 Catalog

IDH 2106H Honors Oratory: Speech, Argumentation and Debate

The purpose of this course is to elevate the basic skills of speaking and listening to a level appropriate for Honors students. While the course will satisfy the state requirements for preparing and delivering public speeches with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension, the Honors level will focus on those skills in an advanced setting of the controversial arts, including critical thinking, dialectic, rhetoric and argumentation. The course may include but is not limited to study of original materials from Aristotle to current research in argumentation and debate.