AFR 202
Public Speaking: Traditions and Practice Fall 2015 Division II; Cross-listed as THEA209 / AFR202
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Effective oral communication skills are necessary for any student, regardless of major or area of concentration. This course is designed to give students an introduction into the fundamentals of oral communication. We will discuss the critical role of both speakers and listeners within the transactional process of communication. Together we will explore African American oratorical traditions through viewing, listening to, and reading speeches from notable figures such as Frederick Douglass, Fannie Lou Hamer, Barak Obama, and many others. With an emphasis placed on Aristotelian and African American rhetorical methods of persuasion, evidence-based research, and organization, students will gain a better understanding of what it means to be an ethical and responsible communicator. Students will give three formal speech presentations with a focus on informative and persuasive elements. Through discussions, lectures, activities, readings, and speech presentations, students will develop meaningful skills to effectively communicate in the public setting.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 2017
Requirements/Evaluation: students will give three formal speech presentations with a focus on informative and persuasive elements; through discussions, lectures, activities, readings, and speech presentations, students will develop meaningful skills to effectively communicate
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: first-year and sophomore students.
Distributions: Division II;
Distribution Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under THEA

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