Topics for Debate, Taking a Stand, and/or Opinionated Discussion

These topics can be used to debate,  ‘take a stand’,  and/or discussion activities.
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  1. What is the appropriate age to begin dating?
  2. Should all university courses have an online option? 
  3. Are zoos inhumane? Should they be banned?
  4. Is plastic surgery helpful or harmful to self-esteem? 
  5. Should prostitution be legalized?
  6. Should there be a wealth tax?  (e.g. Anyone who has assets of $5,000,000 should have to pay 5% of their wealth )
  7. Is money spent on space exploration a waste? Should it be used to help those in need on Earth instead? 
  8. Should  boys and girls be educated in separate classes?.
  9. Should a person always ask for consent before a first kiss. 
  10. Should the death penalty be banned?.  Should it be used more frequently? 
  11. Should animals be used in scientific research? 
  12. Is being comfortable more important than being fashionable?. 
  13. Should abortion be legal? In what situations? 
  14. Does God exist?
  15. Does being rich make a person happier?
  16. Should the government tax unhealthy foods (e.g. junk food, sodas, ramyeon)?
  17. Should alcohol be taxed more to reduce drinking?
  18. Is a university education  a worthwhile investment?
  19. Should military service for women be mandatory in Korea? 
  20. Should the U.S. Military leave South Korea?. 
  21. Should BTS members be required to serve in the military? 
  22. Are Superman, Spiderman, Batman and/or Ironman good or bad role models?. 
  23. Do aliens exist and have they visited Earth?. 
  24. Should parents have curfews for teenagers or young adult children? If so, what time?
  25. Should same-sex marriage be legalized?
  26. Should euthanasia and physician assisted suicide be legal?
  27. Should parents be allowed to genetically engineer their children before birth?.
  28. South Korea should accept more refugees/should not accept any more refugees. 
  29. The minimum wage should be _______. 
  30.  Cohabitation is a bad idea.  (‘Cause if you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it.♪♪♪)
  31. The BUFS grade quota system should be eliminated.
  32. People who smoke should have to pay more into the national health system.
  33. Children should be able to decide their own gender identity. 
  34. The KSAT should be replaced with_______.
  35. Hagwons should close at 8 PM. 
  36. English should no longer be a required subject in Korean public schools. 
  37. Getting a visible tattoo is a bad idea/can be very fashionable.
  38. North and South Korea should plan to reunify by 2030. 
  39. X is/was the best _______ ever.    Ironman is the greatest superhero,  당신이 잠든 사이에 was the greatest Korean drama, Messi is the best football player, iTunes is the worst app, 떡볶이 is the best snack, …
  40. A is better than B. iPhone vs. Galaxy, BTS vs. EXO, Burger King vs. McDonalds, Animal Crossing vs. Maple Story, soju vs. beer, football vs. baseball, Deadpool vs. Wolverine,  padded jacket vs. parka, travel vs savings vs. shopping, ….

Other Suggested Topics

  •  Is Bitcoin a ponzi scheme? 
  • Is cryptocurrency a wise investment?
  • Are you going to get vaccinated? Do you care which vaccine you get?
  • BUFS courses should return to campus after midterms. 
  • Netflix has nothing to watch.(Poverty Amidst Plenty )
  • All drugs should be legalized 
  • Ghosts are real.
  • Tipping at restaurants is necessary for better services.
  • We have to yield our seats to the elderly when we use public transportations.
  • Sex education should be mandatory in schools
  • You should be required to retake your driver’s test every 10 years.
  • The afterlife doesn’t exist.
  • No-kids zones are unnecessary.
  • BTS is the best music group ever in Korea.
  • Physical punishment against children should be prohibited legally in Korea.
  • Boys and girls can be best friends without falling for each other.
  • North and South Korea should be reunited.
  • The voting age should be lowered to 15.
  • Children under the age of 10 should be banned from using smartphones.
  • Dipping deep-fried food (e.g. 탕수육) into sauce is better than pouring the sauce on. 
  • There should be no speed limit on highways. 
  • There is a soulmate for each person. 

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