In this course you will learn to merge the basics of effective public speaking with visual technology, allowing you to make effective and professional quality presentations. You will intensively practice speaking in front of an audience. In addition, you will study the standards of professional presentation for different audiences. These skills will not only be useful in larger, formal public speaking settings, but also for small group and interpersonal communications, and for constructing, analyzing and criticizing claims, arguments and rhetorical techniques more generally. This course is a hybrid, meaning our in-class work will be supplemented by online assignments. These are indicated by an ONLINE in the syllabus and on our Canvas course site. We will not meet in our classroom that week, but will submit the assigned work for that day online. This work will expand and support our in-class discussions.
Students in this course learn to marry the basics of effective public speaking with visual technology, to allow them to make effective and professional quality presentations. Students will master these technologies and intensively practice speaking in front of an audience. In addition, students will study the standards of professional presentation that befit different audiences.
This course is designed to provide viable frameworks in communication and organizational theories and dynamics. Diagnostic criteria and delivery techniques will also be explored, within both theoretical and pragmatic realms. The class will be conducted in an interactive seminar format.
This General Education Core course requires students to analyze, produce, and revise professional communication in a variety of written, oral, and multi-model formats. Students produce individual and group projects in print and multimedia settings as they explore how economic, social and political perspectives apply to workplace communications, the professions and the professionals themselves.