Communication Studies

Speech & Debate

These classes, Communication Studies 223, 224, and 225, prepare the student to participate in intercollegiate speech and debate competition. Students in Communication Studies 223 learn advanced public speaking techniques associated with prepared and limited prepared public address. Communication Studies 224 focuses on the skills necessary to debate effectively in front of a judge and in the presence of an opposing team. Communication Studies 225 prepares students to compete in oral interpretation events, introducing students to quality literature and the skills necessary to analyze, cut, and present enlightening and entertaining oral readings.

The competitive speech and debate classes coincide tournament travel with the speech and debate club. We travel to 2 or 3 tournaments per quarter. We compete on the Northwest Forensic Conference.

For more information, please contact Craig Rickett: CraigR@spokanefalls.edu, or (509) 533-3608.

For current information on club activities and events, please visit Online Syllabus, Rickett, Craig, Competitive Speech and Debate.


All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Class Credits
CMST 114Oral Interpretation of Literature 5.0
CMST& 220Public Speaking 5.0
CMST 223Intercollegiate Speech and Debate 1.0-5.0
CMST 224Intercollegiate Speech and Debate 1.0-5.0
CMST 225Intercollegiate Speech and Debate 1.0-5.0
CMST 229Argumentation and Debate 5.0

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