Brandeis University

    THA 15B-1: Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication

    Instructor: Jennifer Cleary
    Prerequisites: None
    Course Description: <b>This course will be a 10-week Asynchronous Online course for Summer 2022</b><br> Public Speaking is an often-misunderstood form of communication consisting of both talking with and listening to an audience: it is a conversation. In this course, students will engage with public speaking skills and experiences through recorded and live video presentation. The overall course goals are for students to feel comfortable, confident, and prepared to succeed in a variety of speaking situations, to learn how to speak comfortably and effectively on video (both live and recorded), and to manage any fears of public speaking through practice, discussion, and collegial support/feedback. The course is structured to allow for students to enjoy speaking, to build a caring online learning community, and to learn from each other. Connecting with other human beings in this manner is essential for personal and professional communication skills and can be done successfully online.This course is crafted as an online lab in speaking and listening. Students will be evaluated on their contributions to the collective learning community as well as on their own individual progress.
    Session: Extended
    Day: Online
    Time: Asynchronous
    Credit Hours: 4 Credits
    Course Format: 10-week Asynchronous Online for Summer 2022
    Brandeis Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: OC
    Enrollment Limit: 10 students
    Course Classification: Undergraduate Level Course
    Course Tuition: $3,290
    Course Fees: None
    Open to High School Students: No