The art of public speaking is one which underpins the very foundations of Western society. This online course examines those foundations in both Aristotle and Cicero’s views of rhetoric, and then traces those foundations into the modern world. Students will learn not just the theory, but also the practice of effective public speaking, including how to analyze the speeches of others, build a strong argument, and speak with confidence and flair. By the end of this course, students will know exactly what makes a truly successful speech and will be able to put that knowledge to practical use.
This full-unit course is self-contained and does not require a textbook or any additional print materials.
There are 10 graded modules in Public Speaking 1 (online).