ALA 270 - Applied Liberal Arts Topics
Section: 008 Public Speaking for the World of Work
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Students cannot enroll if they have already completed 4 instances of ALA and/or UC 270.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

“Communication skills ranked as the most or second-most desired baseline skill in all industries.” (CNBC, 12/2/15). This skills- and practice-based course, rooted in rhetorical theory, is designed to increase your knowledge, understanding, and ability to use the fundamentals of oral communication in the world of work. While the course will equip you with a multitude of generally-applicable public speaking skills, it will focus on those that will help you to secure, and excel in, a job. You will participate in lectures, discussions and activities, which will build to a number of presentations, ranging from elevator speeches to sales pitches to business presentations to interviews. You will leave this course a more confident, persuasive, and compelling speaker, ready to succeed in the world of work!

Course Requirements:

Students grades will primarily be based on speeches, but will also include outlines, quizzes, and short assessment papers and assignments. Active participation is also crucial for success in the course.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students

Class Format:

Lecture and discussion, student presentations, and activities.

ALA 270 - Applied Liberal Arts Topics
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