The Art of Debate (PSK202)

Saturday 09:00-10:50
Tokyo (Maps & Directions)
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In this class we will learn how to support an opinion with reasons and how to support those reasons with evidence. You will learn how to present arguments systematically and to evaluate arguments. Though this is a debate course, it could also be considered a course on how to persuade and convince people that your opinion is valid. Learning the skills associated with debate opens up opportunities in almost any situation where communicating one's opinion is important. Whether you want to negotiate where to go for vacation or whether to convince a colleague to accept your suggestions in the workplace, debating skills are essential in the modern world. Participants will have an opportunity to debate a topic during every class session. The topics will vary depending on the needs of the participants.

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