Debate is an extra-curricular activity, and one of the oldest, and most
successful programs at the University of Redlands. Any student, in academic
good standing, can join the squad. While many recruits have had high school
experience it is not a requirement. All research and squad efforts are
shared. The University generously supports the program and the team will
annually attend tournaments at Harvard, Northwestern, Baylor, USC, University
of Kentucky, and many others. The program has historically focused on "Policy
Debate" utilizing the National Topic employed at the National Debate
Tournament and CEDA National Tournament. The National Tournament was begun in 1947 and since its inception
the UofR has enjoyed considerable success there. Semi-finals in 1977, 1978,
1992; Finals in 1975, 1982, 1990; FIRST PLACE in 1951, 1952, 1991. Only
Northwestern University, Harvard and Dartmouth have won the National Championship
more. There are no different levels of competition; in NDT Debate all schools
compete on the one level.
There are limited Talent Debate Scholarships available for incoming
students. You should contact the Director of Debate, Prof. William Southworth
(909-793-2121, x3542 or E-Mail, email@example.com) about the opportunities
for such awards and for involvement in the debate program. Many Debate
alumni have gone on to some of the nation's best graduate schools, and
especially, Law Schools (Harvard, Michigan, Georgetown, Stanford, New York
University, etc.). The Debate Program at the University of Redlands
is highly regarded throughout the nation and held with equal esteem by
its own Administration and Faculty.
Speech courses have been designed for students pursuing careers in education (Professional
Speech) or business (Business Speech) and for students who seek to develop their
skills in public speaking (Fundamentals of Speech). Most courses are offered without prerequisite and can be found on the list of recommended courses outside the major
in many departments.
110 Fundamentals of Speech.
Fall (4). Principles of public speaking and interpretation with classroom evaluation
of speeches. Designed to enhance the student's speaking skills in persuasive or informative
115 Business Speech.
Spring (4). Theory relevant to a variety of business speech situations including speeches
to inform, entertain and persuade. Instruction in the following business speech situations:
interviews, sales, technical reports, and conference speaking.
120 Professional Speech.
Interim (3). A performance class designed to accommodate the needs of multiple subject
and education majors. Primary attention given to the unique demands of classroom
and professional speech situations. Reports, lectures, discussion leading, story-telling and demonstrations are covered. Next offered: 96I.
130 Interpersonal Communication.
Spring (4). Dynamics of face-to-face spontaneous interaction between people; understanding
the literature of interpersonal communications and the development of skills designed
to improve interpersonal communication. Not offered 1995-96.
150 Speaking of Wellness.
Interim (3). A basic course in public speaking providing opportunities for students
to engage in the study of public address while focusing on themes coming from the
study of holistic health. Students engage in dyadic, small group and platform speaking
while dealing with issues of stress management, physical fitness and nutrition. Next
Fall (1), Spring (1). For students interested in participating in intercollegiate
debate. Prerequisite: permission. Can be repeated for a maximum of 8 degree credits.
250 Argumentation and Advocacy.
Fall (3-4). Systematic instruction in the analysis of controversial issues, the accumulation
and testing of evidence, the use of reasoning, the processes of attack and defense
and the effective communication of one's ideas, especially as such procedures apply to the legal profession. Not offered 1995-96.
260 Topics in Speech.
Interim (3). This seminar includes a rhetorical analysis of contemporary social issues
and movements. Prerequisite: permission. Can be repeated for degree credit given
a different topic.
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