US Debate and Public Speaking
The abilities to communicate, to think critically and to conduct research are essential for functioning effectively in the 21st century. Whether in the classroom, boardroom, church, courtroom or town hall meeting, effective communication skills enhance the chances that meanings are conveyed and intentions are more accurately ascribed. Effective communication skills are crucial to avoiding violence as a means of conflict resolution. The J.B. Fuqua Speech & Debate program is designed to develop a proven competency in these skills among students.