Module TitleInstructorName(s)Official Module Description
Nuanced TheoreticalObjections to PlansAdlerThis module will examine more nuanced theoretical objections to plansand how debaters can leverage these effectively when faced with anunfair or unfamiliar advocacy. It will look at both how debaters shouldinitially frame their arguments to avoid most generic answers to "PlansBad," as well as what responses debaters should expect if theiropponent does grasp the nuance of the shell.4 Minutes in Hell: Masteringthe 1ARArijantoThis module will discuss steps to master the 1AR including efficientlyextending cases, refuting the NR, and pre-empting. Will cover multiplestrategies including collapsing, casing with the 1AR in time, using C-X tomake the 1AR easier and MORE!Asking the Right Questions:How to CXArijantoThis module will cover advanced techniques in C-X using humor, pre-emptive questioning, the "path," efficient clarification, the flex-prepdebate, dominance, and MORE!Foreign Policy & NationalSecurity UpdateBabbThis module will discuss real-world foreign policy and securityquestions from the perspective of the United States and its allies. Wewill pay special attention to issues pertinent to the camp topic (e.g. thecosts and benefits of killing Osama bin Laden and other terrorists, orthe potential ramifications of killing dictators like Moammar Gadhafi).The research and analysis presented will be especially valuable todebaters interested in running plans, counterplans, disadvantages, orother narrow lines of argumentation. We will also go into some depthon security threats that frequently emerge in debate. Debaters shouldleave feeling more equipped to explain the implications of our foreignpolicy and how those implications may threaten the lives and well-being of millions. This is not just a fire-side commentary on worldevents: students will be instructed in how to make effective argumentsconcerning nuclear proliferation, international cooperation, instabilityin the Middle East, resource competition, and economic growth. Withat least one foreign policy topic almost a given for each year, debaterswill gain an edge on those topics and feel more comfortableresearching and arguing a wide range of common arguments scenarios.