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CW 10A - Introduction to Public Speaking

Fall 2017

This strictly introductory course presumes no formal training of any kind. Emphasis is on organization and delivery, with the goal of improving control over speaking habits and enunciation. A further goal is to introduce students to the foundation of rhetorical theory that underpins the practice of public speaking.

Available in 
Fall and Spring
Units and Format 
3 units – Three hours of seminar/discussion per week
Grading Option 
Letter grade or P/NP





Class Number: 13555
Meeting time @ place:
MWF 11:00am - 12:00pm @ 104 Wheeler Hall
Section Theme: None
Instructor: Mary Grover
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Class Number: 13556
Meeting time @ place:
TUTH 3:30pm - 5:00pm @ 228 Dwinelle Hall
Section Theme: 10A
Instructor: Carolyn Hill
Section Description:

How do you feel about speaking in public?  Are you petrified by fear?  Do you love the attention?  Do you wish people would listen to what you have to say? Maybe you want your audience to cry, to laugh, or to spring into action.  Maybe you want to sell a product, convey an idea, or get a job.  Maybe you just want to toast your best friend's wedding.  Sometime, somewhere, you're going to be standing in front of a bunch of strangers who are all waiting for you to open your mouth and dazzle them. This class will help you shine. 

Book List:

Lucas, Stephen E.  The Art of Public Speaking.  Boston: McGraw-Hill.  Any edition, including digital or very old used editions.

Class Number: 21863
Meeting time @ place:
MWF 1:00pm - 2:00pm @ 174 Barrows Hall
Section Theme: None
Instructor: Donnett Flash
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