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Spring 2019 International Affairs U6946 section 001
Writing and Delivering Speeches

Call Number 81496
Day & Time
W 6:10pm-8:00pm
402B International Affairs Building
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor and Department
Instructor James P Holtje
Method of Instruction Classroom
Course Description This introductory course is aimed at teaching the fundamentals of persuasive speechwriting for the public and private sectors, NGOs, and international organizations. Students will learn how to apply the classical canons of rhetoric to speechwriting in the 21st Century; deconstruct great political and business speeches using text and video; compare and contrast different speechwriting techniques in various international settings; as well as become familiar with some of the latest advances in neuroscience breaking new ground in understanding how persuasion works. Students will be expected to draft, edit and deliver their own speeches every week. No prior speechwriting experience is required, however, exceptional written-English skills are strongly recommended. Practical topics will be essential for this course: Why do some speeches persuade while others do not? How does one effectively capture the voice of the person you're writing for? How are speeches tailored for specific audiences, venues and occasions? Should one's message be solely what the speaker thinks the audience wants to hear-or what the speaker believes the audience needs to hear? And how important is delivery in terms of moving an audience?
Web Site Vergil
Department International and Public Affairs
Enrollment 19 students (15 max) as of 9:06PM Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Status Full
Subject International Affairs
Number U6946
Section 001
Division School of International and Public Affairs
Open To International and Public Affairs
Campus Morningside
Note SPRING 2019 COURSE DATES: 1/23/19-3/6/19
Section key 20191INAF6946U001

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