University of West Georgia -- Department of English and Philosophy
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118 -- Phone: (678) 839-6512 - Fax: (678) 839-4849

Course Template
The following information should be available to students as a part of all syllabi for this course. 

Course Information
Number: ENGL 2050
Catalog Name: Self-Staging: Oral Communication in Daily Life

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Instructor Information
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Required texts and other readings/materials
  • To be determined by instructor.
Course description
  • An 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.

Course Goals

  • Students will be able to identify, analyze, and practice the various discursive modes involved in everyday self-presentation.
  • Students will demonstrate an enhanced awareness of the performative basis of oral communication.
  • Students will develop the ability to adapt their oral communication to specific purposes and audiences.
  • Students 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.

Program Goals

  • 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)
Assessment activities
  • 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 expectations.
Other policies
  • Departmental plagiarism policies
  • 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.
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