Spring 2024 | Asia, Africa, and Europe Exploration

SPCM 200 Public Speaking [CRN 21082]

Overview of Course

Ever wanted to give a TedTalk? Terrified of standing up in front of an audience? Want to improve your public speaking skills? In this introductory course, students will learn and practice the fundamentals of public speaking, emphasizing bodily and vocal control, content, organization, and delivery. Using theatre games, power poses, presentations, and videotaped self-analysis, practice and improve your ability to verbally communicate in a low-stakes workshop environment, building up confidence and skill when speaking publicly.

By the end of the semester, you will:

IMPROVE your body language and vocal quality (video reviews)
GIVE and PERFECT an engaging pitch/introduction
ORGANIZE and PREPARE speeches and presentations
EDUCATE an audience on a subject that interests you
PRESENT a compelling PowerPoint presentation with visuals
DELIVER a persuasive speech about an issue encountered during our voyage