Debate I

This class is intended for students interested in studying the structure and strategies associated with policy debate. Participants are involved in an intensive study of both the techniques used in debate and the research required for each year’s specific debate topic. Student debate teams encourage collaboration in conducting research, formulating strategies and preparing arguments. Participants master basic speaking and researching skills as well as logic and reasoning. In addition to studying policy debate, students also study the history of debate and its modern applications.



School Level

High School


9, 10, 11, 12

Elective Credits