Communication and Culture | Public Speaking
C121 | 0137-0141 | Staff
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. Cl2l 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 rhetorical situation in order to create an
audience out of a collection of individuals and 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.