It’s important to stand up for what you believe in— but how exactly do you do that? Debate can help us figure out what we believe and why, and how to share that view with others. In this course, students will learn research, writing, deliberation, and public speaking skills by participating in Ethics Bowl. This team debate format asks students to find consensus on, and propose solutions to, real-world issues, ranging from politics to pop culture. Students will have the opportunity to learn about philosophy and the world around them, as well as develop their ability to have thoughtful discussions with others. This course is open to students with any level of debate experience, including none at all! Learn to challenge yourself and others with confidence, inquisitiveness, and respect!
Advanced Debate: Tackling Ethical Dilemmas
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.