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New Communication Workshops and Practicum for Spring 2023!

Unique Experiential Learning Opportunities!
Jan 14th and 15th, COMM 294/494-001 (1 credit, may repeat) Idaho Policy Advocacy Workshop

Learn how to research, analyze, and advocate down at the statehouse! This workshop will explore methods and tools for advocacy before the Idaho legislature. Students will learn about Idaho’s legislative process, how to navigate Idaho’s legislative website, and develop skills in lobbying and testifying before legislative committees. Students will also learn the fundamentals of developing a policy advocacy campaign.

 

Feb 24th and 25th, COMM 294/494-002 (1 credit, may repeat) Accessible Public Debate

Learn short format accessible debate structure and strategy! This workshop will establish a foundation for developing argumentation and critical evaluation skills. To achieve these goals, the workshop will utilize the Public Debate structure as a framework to invite learners to engage in creating and responding to refutation. Within the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills during live exhibition debates.

 

Mar 4th and 5th, COMM 294/494-003 (1 credit, may repeat) Accessible Public Debate

Learn short format accessible debate structure and strategy! This workshop will establish a foundation for developing argumentation and critical evaluation skills. To achieve these goals, the workshop will utilize the Public Debate structure as a framework to invite learners to engage in creating and responding to refutation. Within the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills during live exhibition debates.

 

Mar 23rd, 24th, and 25th (during spring break), COMM 451-001 (1 credit, may repeat) Debate Tournament Practicum

Participate as a competitor or as an adjudicator at the 2023 International Public Debate Association (IPDA) National Tournament! No experience required – IPDA values accessible, real-world relevant, novice division, short-form debate – but enrollment in 1-2 credits of Accessible Public Debate strongly encouraged. This practicum is an opportunity for the practical application of debate skills, either as a debater or as an adjudicator. Students must participate in all three days of activities for successful completion.