Public Speaking, Critical Thinking, and Debate for Effective Expression and Influence

People and Society

Public Speaking, Critical Thinking, and Debate for Effective Expression and Influence

Details

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  • Academic Plan
    PS_0089
  • Cognate
    People and Society
  • Responsible Academic Unit

    Contact Info
    • Name: Dr. Paul Driscoll
    • Email: pdriscoll@miami.edu
    • Phone: 305-284-6753
    • Location: 2037 Wolfson Building
  • Recommended for
    All students.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

Cognate Categories

Description

The cognate in speech and debate prepares students to successfully express themselves through argumentation and public speaking. Students will develop skills in research, audience analysis and adaptation, message organization and delivery, effective and powerful language use, audience engagement and involvement, and speaking with confidence. Critical thinking competencies will be enhanced through experiential learning and effective listening strategies. Students will also become familiar with relevant communication theories and case studies.


Option Groups

Complete exactly 2 of the following option groups:

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