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CW 11 - Berkeley Changemaker: Public Speaking

Fall 2021
Description 

Emphasizing the Berkeley Changemaker pillars of critical thinking and communication, this one-unit practicum is designed to help students refine their academic speaking skills. Students will learn the techniques of effective public speaking, practice their skills, and develop confidence in oral communication. Online, asynchronous class sessions will be complemented by “live” opportunities that enable students to practice course content in front of an instructor and audience and receive feedback.

Available in 
Fall, Spring
Units and Format 
1 unit – 1 hour web-based discussion and seminar per week for 15 weeks.
Grading Option 
Letter Grade

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Time

Instructor

Class Number: 32632
Meeting time @ place:
- @ Online - Time TBA
Section Theme: Communicating in a Diverse World
Section Description:

This class is co-taught by Carmen Acevedo Butcher and John Levine.

Emphasizing the Berkeley Changemaker pillars of critical thinking and communication, this one-unit practicum is designed to help students refine their academic speaking skills. Students will learn the techniques of effective public speaking, practice their skills, and develop confidence in oral communication. Online, asynchronous class sessions will be complemented by “live” opportunities that enable students to practice course content in front of an instructor and audience and receive feedback.

Students accomplish these goals:

  • delivering effective oral presentations
  • understanding cultural differences in communication
  • improving skills in speaking and listening
  • developing a better understanding of communication strategies, practices, and theories
  • building confidence and expertise in oral communication
  • practicing skills in self-presentation, informative presentations, and persuasive speaking
Book List:

Enrolled students will receive an email with a Join Code for this text: 
Ruiz-Mesa, Kristina, and Melissa Broeckelman-Post. Inclusive Public Speaking: Communicating in a Diverse World. Fountainhead Press, 2021.