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CW 10B - Advanced Public Speaking

CW 10B - Advanced Public Speaking

Description: This is an advanced course that presumes introductory training in public speaking. Emphasis will be on real-world speaking situations. The course combines both theory and practice: it incorporates extensive speaking performance and individualized critiques from instructor and students, as well as analysis of advanced speaking models. The intent of the course is to advance students' ability to deliver polished and informed public speeches adapted to a wide range of audiences and speaking situations.

Prerequisites: CW 10A or equivalent coursework

Units and Format: 3 units - Three hours of seminar/discussion per week

Grading Option: Letter grade or P/NP

Offered: Spring

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CCN: 16565
Meeting time: TuTh 12:30-2 p.m.
Meeting place: 224 Wheeler

Course description: Now that you've covered the basics of public speaking, you're ready to "take it to the next level." In CW 10B, students will work towards mastery of the skills they attained in CW 10A. Besides a review of informative and persuasive extemporaneous speaking, you will add to your public address repertoire impromptu speaking, interview skills, and group communication skills. The culminating project in the course will be a real-world speaking occasion, arranged by the student, to be critiqued by the class and the instructor. Regular communication-theory reading and writing assignments will focus on, among other topics, body language, interacting with an audience, and overcoming anxiety.

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voiceInstructor: John Levine
Email: jblevine@berkeley.edu
 

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