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Public Communications

Public Communications

Term
Course Number
GAFL 502 001
Course Code
GAFL502001
Course Key
72411
Day(s)
Tuesday
Time
5:15pm-8:15pm
Instructor
Course Description
Successful leaders must be able to convey their integrity and their ideas, their vision and their values clearly and convincingly in public settings. By analyzing great political speeches and affording students the opportunity to prepare and deliver different types of speeches, this course teaches the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking while encouraging students to develop their own voice. This is a performance course. Students will gain skill and confidence in their speech writing and public speaking skills through practice, peer feedback, and extensive professional coaching. Class lectures and discussions will focus on persuasive strategies and techniques for handling community meetings, Q and A sessions, and interactions with the media.
This course has seats reserved for Fels' students and gives priority to grad students. Non-Fels students should email Kate McAloon at mcaloonk@sas.upenn.edu to request a permit