开始时间: 待定 持续时间: 10 weeks
授课老师： Matt McGarrity
Unlike many oral communication courses and textbooks, this class spends a fair bit of time working through the unique traits of oral versus written communication in order to help students prepare speeches that are easier to deliver orally and understand aurally. The class’s focus on understanding the key parts of an argument and drafting clear and concise arguments translates directly to other academic assignments. In service of this goal, we will study the principles of argumentation and arrangement; critically examine our own speeches and the speeches of others. By becoming a student of public speaking, you join a long history of rhetorical study dating back to ancient Greece.
The overriding goal of this course is to demystify the process of writing,
practicing, and performing a clear and engaging speech. In so doing, I
hope this course can help each student improve the quality of their speeches
and confidence with which they present them.
More specifically, upon successfully completing this course, you should be able to:
In designing this course, I wanted to provide a wide range of activities and assignments for the wide range of student interest and needs. Some students may want only to watch the video lectures and take the quizzes; others may invest more fully and post sample videos and participate actively in discussion forums. Whatever your path, my goal is that this class can give you the information and space you need to improve your public speaking skills. Here are some of the course assignments and activities:
A report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows that employers want job candidates with strong communication skills. Similarly, educational success also requires the ability to articulate your thoughts clearly. In this class, we will study the principles of public speaking; critically examine our own and others’ speeches through interactive practice.