ENG200 201902 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2020
Course: 
ENG 200
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Public Speaking as a Liberal Art
Instructors: 

David Frank

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4198
  • Office: 210 Chapman Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring term: MON 10:30-12:30 & TUES 2-3:30 (April 1 - June 4)
Department Section Description: 

This course is designed to provide students with the equipment they need to understand the theory and practice of public speaking as a liberal art. The course will feature the five cannons of rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, delivery and memory. As a liberal art, a command of public speaking is accomplished through studies of its models, theories, and practice. Through careful analysis of outstanding public speeches, students will come to understand how public address works and moves audiences to acts of justice and injustice. Students will receive thorough evidence-based instruction on how to control the fear of public speaking. Weekly readings will consist of short explanations of key rhetorical notions and a diverse set of political opinions. Students will write a major written rhetorical criticism of 10 pages on an oratorical masterpiece. Students will learn how to engage in 1) Impromptu speaking. 2) Extempore speaking. 3) Rhetorical Criticism. 4) Lincoln-Douglas Debate. 5) Public Address.

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.