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.
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