Today's leaders must have the ability not only to analyze thoughtfully but also to communicate with clarity, persuasion, and inspiration. This course seeks to strengthen the capacity of each student to speak well in public settings while navigating a diverse range of leadership scenarios. Approximately one-third of the course will be devoted to lessons and discussions that introduce students to strategies of communication and models of public presentation. The other two-thirds will consist of smaller sections in which students will have the opportunity to practice and improve their public speaking skills.
Each course in the DPI communications series assumes fluency with the English language. DPI-801 and DPI-802M cannot both be taken for credit.