3. Whether or not the rebuttal adhered to a point by point critique of the opposition outline, and how well thought out were your rebuttal arguments? 4. How well did you engage your audience? Did you speak in a clear voice, make good eye contact, and manage your time well? Did your audience clearly understand your argument? 5. Whether or not your team was able to elicit questions from the audience. And how well did your team respond to the questions posed to it? 6. Whether or not both team members were actively engaged in the Q&A portion of the debate. 7. A sample of the Debate Evaluation Form will be posted to the class web site. A single grade will be assigned to each team for their team debate performance.
DEBATE TOPICS (additional debate topics may also be proposed) 1. Should the federal government ban offshore oil drilling in the United States? 2. Should commercial nuclear power plants in the United States be delicensed and decommissioned? 3. Should CAFÉ standards requiring auto manufacturers to achieve a fleet wide minimum of 35 mpg by 2020 be repealed? 4. Should the federal government have bailed out the American automobile industry? 5. Should the Affordable Care Act be repealed? 6. Should pharmaceutical firms be required by law to provide life-saving drugs to individuals at more affordable prices? 7. Should the Dodd-Frank Act be repealed? 8. Should the federal government end its conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? 9. Should corporate contributions to super PAC’s be limited to $1 million per year? 10. Should the Marketplace Fairness Act be enacted into law? 11. Should the tax on long-term capital gains be increased to 28%? 12. Should the federal minimum wage be increased to $10.10 per hour and indexed to inflation? 13. Should the federal government guarantee student loans for college?
4/4Topic:Debate outline dueTopic:Debate consultations 4/11Topic:Debate 1Topic:Debate consultations4/18Topic:Debate 2Topic:Debate 34/25Topic:Debate 4Topic:Debate 5(Last day to withdraw with ‘W’: Tuesday, April 26th.)5/2Topic:Debate 6Topic:Debate 75/9Topic:Debate 8Topic:Debate 95/16Topic:Multinational Corporations Readings:Steiner and Steiner, Ch. 11Case Study:Union Carbide Corporation and BhopalTopic:Environmental PolicyReadings:Steiner and Steiner, Ch. 13Case Study:Owls, Loggers, and Old-Growth Forests(Note: this case study is posted to the class web site.)5/23Topic:Final Exam This syllabus is a contractual agreement that is intended to give the student guidance in what will be covered during the semester and will be followed as closely as possible. The instructor does reserve the right to modify, supplement and make changes if necessary. Continued registration in this course means that you agree to the policies and procedures outlined in this syllabus.
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