ENG200 201901 Undergraduate

Term: 
Fall 2019
Course: 
ENG 200
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Public Speaking as a Liberal Art
Instructors: 

C. Anne Laskaya

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1517
  • Office: 357 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: TUES 10:00am-12:00pm, THURS 4:00pm-5:00pm on Zoom
Department Section Description: 

Listening rigorously and deeply, inquiring into issues and topics of importance to our communities, and speaking effectively are key elements that assist our lives in any relationship, team-task, or group. These abilities are also crucial for a democracy to function and to improve. ENG 200 invites students to engage in rigorous listening, close reading, active inquiry, discussion, and responding to others (formally and informally) throughout the term. We will review some of the elements of rhetoric and argumentation central to public speaking, whether formal or informal, collaborative or individual. Be prepared to think and speak on your feet in class, to work in groups, and to learn by practice and in part by trial and error. The course is designed as an introduction to Public Speaking within a Liberal Arts/Humanities framework. In-class participation is crucial for success in this course.

Fulfills: 

Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.  Major II students can also use one lower-division elective to fulfill the Writing Requirement with ENG 209 The Craft of the Sentence.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.
 

WSCR Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning offers students a coherent program of courses that strengthen students' abilities to write well, to speak effectively in public, and to think critically. This minor is built on courses in English, Writing, and Philosophy and is taught by professors from English, Philosophy, and the Honors College.

WSCR Certificate

Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning Certificate courses strengthen students' abilities to write well, to speak effectively in public, and to think critically.  This certificate program is built on courses in English, Writing, and Philosophy and is taught by professors from English, Philosophy, and the Honors College.

Old Major: Lower-Division Elective

Lower-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.