Parliamentary Debate Level 2

Grades 5-12
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**Prerequisite Required

In Parliamentary Debate Level 2, students have the opportunity to explore intermediate level topics in Parliamentary Debate.  Parliamentary Debate Level 2 builds on the foundation of skills from Parliamentary Debate Level 1, and integrates the following skills:

  • Framing the debate
  • Advanced refutation
  • Evidence analysis
  • Expansion of argumentation

Each Debate Level 2 class focuses on the collaborative nature of Parliamentary Debate, and integrates debate strategies into a team environment.

Cogito Debate 2 classes are focused heavily on tournament participation and attending tournaments hosted by the Orange County Debate  League.  Current Event topics are base primarily on the debate topics chose for tournaments.

Cogito Debate 2 students have the opportunity to compete in one Intramural Cogito Debate Tournament, as well as 2-3 Orange County Debate League Tournaments.

**Parliamentary Debate Level 2 requires successful completion of Cogito Parliamentary Debate 1.  In the event that a new student has taken debate classes through another location, incoming students are invited to be screened by qualified coach, in which successful screening will be considered in lieu of the prerequisite Cogito class.

Course Syllabus