HEY, WANT TO JOIN THE UTEP SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM?
NEW RECRUITS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR FALL 2018!
Experience is not necessary; we will train you!
Enroll now in our NEW class:
COMMUNICATION 4350, CRN # 17625, SPECIAL TOPICS IN FORENSICS
MW 3:00-4:20 PM, COTTON 103
INSTRUCTOR, MICHAEL E. BROOKS
This 3 credit hour course replaces both Communication 2201 & 2202, and covers
Debate, Public Speaking, and Oral Interpretation of Literature
COMMUNICATION 4350, SPECIAL TOPICS IN FORENSICS
Open to all students, freshman-graduate
No special permission required to enroll
All majors university wide welcome
Grading will be based on 1-1 evaluation; inexperienced and experienced speakers do not compete against each other for grades.
No textbooks or tests; Class time is spent on instruction and practice
Multiple coaches & mentors give individual instruction
Enroll to Join the UTEP Speech Team!
ACT NOW! Class size is limited; will close when filled.
We Train You to Represent UTEP in Intercollegiate Speech & Debate Tournaments.
PLUS, those who do not want to go to tournaments may choose to be trained without competing.
Information: Michael E. Brooks, UTEP Debate Coach
firstname.lastname@example.org; voice mail, 915-747-6202
TEAM LEADERS & COACHES:MARY TREJO~Director of ForensicsCARLOS TARIN~Assistant Director of Forensics
MICHAEL E. BROOKS~Debate CoachMATTHEW D. MINNICH~ Graduate Teaching Assistant
To reach and truly communicate with someone, it is necessary to engage the attention, to push aside barriers of boredom or monotony or even civility, and actually get that person to focus on what is being communicated. In literature or drama as well as in the other arts we can see moments of epiphany, of lightning bolts of realization and clarity; so too it is with the verbal communication of ideas. Lightning-like shocks of clarity may not come around often enough, but they do occur, and are events to be sought after and treasured.
Such is the case with the best forensic training. Debaters, public speakers and interpreters of literature are urged to think, to create, and to excel. Originality is prized and rewarded. This atmosphere of attentive and engaged minds is greatly fostered in the exhausting but exhilarating phenomenon of the forensics tournament. The lifetime legacy of training in Debate, Public Speaking and Oral Interpretation of Literature is the ability to conceptualize and communicate ideas clearly, effectively, and with lasting resonance.