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UNI 124 Oral & Written Communication

UNI 124 Oral & Written Communication

Course Description:

This is an advanced courses that aims at teaching students how to communicate effectively. Students will learn and practice how to prepare effective presentations in different contexts. Students are expected to develop skills in delivering impromptus, persuasive, and informative speeches. Moreover, students will read, analyze and critique different texts. They will learn and practice in writing opinion/editorial articles, argumentative essays and research papers. Overall, students will develop their analytical and critical thinking skills.

Potential Texts

Stephen E. Lucas. The Art of Public Speaking, 11th Edition or newer and workbook. New York: McGrew-Hill Press.

Students are expected to read New York Times or regular basis.

Rudolph F. Verderber. Speech for Effective Communication

Barrett, D. J. Leadership to Communication

Raimes, Ann. Pocket Keys for Writers 2nd Edition. Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Some of the Following Books and texts are for Critical Analysis

  • The Wretched of Uhuru by Mwenda Mbatiah
  • Town of Cats by Haruki Murakami
  • Ways of Seeing John Berger
  • I write therefore I am: Text in the City by Victoria Carrington
  • I have a dream by Martin Luther King
  • The Dark Side of Dubai, by Johann Hari, The Independent, 7 April 2009
  • Museums and Galaries as Sites for Artistic Intervention by Gerald McMaster
  • Confucian Humanism by Tu Weiming
  • Understanding Conflict and War by R.J Rummel

Prerequisites

None

Credits

3.0

Times Offered

  • September
  • February
  • June (Summer)
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