Aug 03, 2020  
2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 
    
2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 4315 - Elements in Speechwriting

Credits: 3 Class: 3 Lab: 0
Prerequisite(s): COMM 1306  and junior standing.
Speechwriting is the process by which one writes a listenable message to be delivered by a public speaker. This course will explore the decisions the speechwriter must make before deciding what to write, how to sequence thoughts and ideas, find paths to verbal economy, identify ways to better understand an audience, and craft a variety of speeches for the ear. Students will learn to write informative, persuasive and ceremonial speeches and to conduct the research needed to help make them effective. Other topics will include: style, coherence, rhythm, and creating “implied dialogue”.



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