The following information should be available to students
as a part of all syllabi for this course.
Catalog Name: Self-Staging: Oral Communication in Daily Life
Instructor sub-title (optional)
Required texts and other readings/materials
- To be determined
introduction to the performative basis of oral communication and self-presentation.
- A further specific
description pertaining to this section of the course may be added.
will be able to identify, analyze, and practice the various discursive
modes involved in everyday self-presentation.
will demonstrate an enhanced awareness of the performative basis of
will develop the ability to adapt their oral communication to specific
purposes and audiences.
will demonstrate facility in presenting themselves effectively in both
formal speeches and job-related improvisations.
- Students will achieve
a deeper awareness of how they are perceived by others in specific social
and rhetorical situations.
- Oral and written
communication will be characterized by clarity, critical analysis, logic,
coherence, persuasion, precision, and rhetorical awareness (Core
Curriculum learning outcomes I)
- Cultural and Social
Perspectives: Cultural and social perspective will be characterized
by cultural awareness and an understanding of the complexity and dynamic
nature of social/political/economic systems; human and institutional
behavior, values, and belief systems; historical and spatial relationship;
and, flexibility, open-mindedness, and tolerance. (Core
Curriculum learning outcomes III)
- Speeches, papers,
facilitated discussions, presentations, examinations, etc. as determined
by the instructor.
- All sections must
include at least (10) ten pages of writing in order to meet departmental
- Other policy statements
specific to this class should be included on the syllabus.
- Dates for completion
of all assignments should be provided.
- MLA style should
be emphasized and required on out of class essays.