2022-2023 Catalog

THTR 280 Speaking Power

Certain phrases continue to ring in our ears long after their speakers have passed into history. This course will focus on the arts of persuasion, teaching you effective speaking strategies for life and for professions, including: analyzing effective speeches; writing and delivering persuasive rhetoric; building authority; mastering argument techniques; assessing journalistic, political, and cultural ethics used over history by candidates, lawyers, newscasters, spin-doctors, and commentators. [H, V, W]