Communication and Culture | Public Speaking
C121 | 4263-4265 | Staff


Cl21 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 and
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.