SPEE 20 Public Speaking
This course covers the theory and practice of public speaking. Building on ancient rhetorical canons while recognizing unique challenges of contemporary public speaking, the course guides students through topic selection, organization, language, and delivery. Working independently and with peer groups, students will be actively involved in every step of the process of public speaking preparation and execution. Assignments include formal speeches (e.g. to inform, to persuade, and to pay tribute), brief extemporaneous speeches, speech analyses, and evaluations. Limited enrollment. No prior speaking experience is necessary.
Distributive and/or World Culture
Offered14F, 15W, 15S, 15F, 16W, 16S: 2A