科目名 Debate B 
副題 Effective Arguments 
担当者 C.トロイ 講師             
開講期間 秋学期  単位 2 
曜日   時限 3 
配当年次 3  コース・ナンバー ECM-302-EW 

授業の到達目標
The goal of this course is to prepare students to be better at persuading people by learning strategies and techniques to influence people's opinions and actions more effectively.  

授業の内容
This course is designed to teach valuable debating techniques and strategies. Students will learn how to argue in social, professional, and political debates. New techniques and debate tactics will be covered in each class that will help students understand an argument better and become more persuasive when arguing an issue. Debate strategies will be introduced each lesson, and students will be required to research debate topics before class and prepare for and have debates in class.  

教材
教科書:Jay Heinrichs, Thank You For Arguing, Second Edition, Three Rivers Press, 2007
Thank You For Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion ISBN 978-0-307-34144-0

準備学習(予習・復習)の内容又はそれに必要な時間
Students will be expected to read one unit from the book for each class. They will also be required to do research for debates which will be collected and graded.  

成績評価の方法
Grades will be based on quizzes/tests, preparation;debate performance, and attendance;participation. Preparation will be graded based on research notes for the debate topics.
Quizzes 30%, Attendance and Debate Participation 25%, Preparation 15%, Final Exams 30%.

オフィス・アワー/教員との連絡方法
None
Please contact me through my Gakushuin email address.

授業計画
第1週Introduction, understanding the importance of persuasion in everyday life. Setting your goals: deciding what you want to achieve from an argument by setting goals. Debate topic and groups assigned.
第2週Controlling the tense: When to use the past, present, and future tenses more effectiviely. Debate preparation time given. Groups will be chosen to debate in lesson 3 and they will be given sides (For vs. Against).
第3週Softening them up: The importance of character, logic, and emotion in debate and sympathizing with your audience. DEBATE 1: Groups chosen in lesson 2 will debate.
第4週Getting them to like you: The importance of acting the way your audience expects you to act. Debate topic and groups assigned. QUIZ 1: Units 1-3 of the text.
第5週Making them listen: The three most important traits of persuasive leadership. Groups will be chosen to debate in lesson 6 and they will be given sides (For vs. Against).
第6週Show leadership: Persuading your audience by showing that you are someone who knows how to solve the problem being debated. DEBATE 2
第7週Winning their trust: Being more trustworthy by appearing indifferent and reluctant to accept your own side. Debate topic and groups assigned. QUIZ 2: Unites 4-6 of the text.
第8週Controlling the mood: The importance of influencing your audience's emotions rather than displaying your own and the value of story-telling. Groups will be chosen to debate in lesson 9 and they will be given sides (For vs. Against).
第9週Turning the volume down: Using the passive tense to avoid assigning blame and the different types humor and their use. DEBATE 3
第10週Gaining the high ground: Considering what is in your audience's best interest and convincing them that you are fighting for what's best for them. How to persuade the unpersuadable by agreeing with them. Debate topic and groups assigned. QUIZ 3: Units 7-9
第11週Persuading on your terms: How to argue when the facts are against you. Groups will be chosen to debate in lesson 12 and they will be given sides (For vs. Against).
第12週Control the Argument: Using logic to get your audience to agree or to make a conclusion that supports your side. DEBATE 4.
第13週Review of course materials. QUIZ 4.
第14週Final Debates: Two debates will be held on this day. Each student will participate in one of them.
第15週Written Final Review.
Units covered in the quizzes and the debate schedule may change, but students will be told in advance.