Dec 08, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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RHET 225/3220 - Public Speaking (3 cr.)



Prerequisites
RHET 1020  or its equivalent

Description
This course is designed to train students in the craft and practice of public address, focusing on the composition of well-researched speeches and their delivery. Students learn techniques of presentation and speech writing to address a specific rhetorical situation. Through a variety of instructional strategies - discussion, class workshops, readings, written analyses, and presentations - students learn the processes by which effective and coherent speeches are conceived, prepared, and delivered. Students prepare an informative speech on a critically-analysed topic, a well-reasoned persuasive speech on a complex social issue, a special-occasion speech that integrates diverse fields of knowledge, and multiple other exercises that hone their public speech construction and delivery. Students also practice methods of analytic and constructive peer evaluation, as well as self-evaluation of their video-taped speeches.



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