Communication and Culture | Public Speaking
C121 | 1031-1087 | Various
C121 at IU is a contemporary course in the ancient and practical art
of rhetoric. It is founded on the premise that rhetorical action
(including the focus of our course, public speaking) is public action.
It is a course designed to help you recognize situations in which your
rhetorical action can contribute to the well-being of a community.
C121 provides you with the tools (both of speech composition, and of
delivery) you need to responsibly prepare a variety of effective
presentations. Each assignment and speech is an opportunity to
engage a rhetocial situation in order to l) create an audience out of
a collection of individuals and 2) invite that audience to understand
something in a particular way or motivate them to help resolve some
problem about which you think they should be concerned.