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Fall 2018-2019
* ENG 230 (LA)   No Audit

Public Speaking

Tamsen O. Wolff

ENG 230 aims to develop effective public speaking skills, along with a complex understanding of what it means to speak. At the same time as we look at some of the key ways in which voice and speech making have been imagined and theorized, we will draw on a variety of vocal and acting exercises to improve confidence and expression in oral presentation. The culmination of the course will be a public talk.

Sample reading list:
Kristin Linklater, Freeing the Natural Voice
Patsy Rodenburg, The Right to Speak
George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion
Arthur Lessac, The Use and Training of the Human Voice
Anne Karpf, The Human Voice
Anna Deavere Smith, Fires in the Mirror
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
50-100 pp. of reading per week. Written exercises and reviews.

Oral Presentation(s) - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 40%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Open to First Year Undergraduates and Sophomores Only.

Other information:
Final speeches will take place during reading period. Students are required not only to give speeches, but to attend the speeches of other students in the class. The course involves physical work and requires a willingness to learn from and in front of one's peers.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20563 C01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Wallace Dance Building and The   W216   Enrolled:23 Limit:25