At various points in the course, we will be addressing multiple topics and issues via an open forum called a "Socratic Seminar." Please take a look at the intro document explaining the origin and purpose of this type of "non-debate." There are also rubrics attached below so that you can see how you will be graded (both by myself and each other). Although confusing at first, the Socratic Seminar forum will give us the ability to share and benefit from each others ideas in a formal, but non-competitive manner. I am positive that after one or two tries, you will not only get the hang of it, but will also come to enjoy it!