DPI-801 B: The Arts of Communication

Semester: Fall

Credit: 4.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Timothy McCarthy


Day Time Location
Term Start Date 8/30
Meet Day M/W 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM 1 Brattle Sq 401 (HKS)
Review W 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM 1 Brattle Sq 401 (HKS)


Today's leaders must have an ability not only to analyze thoughtfully but also to communicate clearly and persuasively. This course will seek to strengthen the capacity of each student to speak well in public settings while confronting a range of difficult leadership scenarios. Approximately one-half of the course will be devoted to classes that introduce students to strategies of communication and to models of public presentations. The other half will consist of smaller workshops in which students will hone their skills in speaking. The course is designed for potential leaders in politics and public policy as well as other professions. Each course in the DPI communications series assumes a fluency with the English language. Cross registrants will not be eligible for enrollment in this class. Auditors are welcome, but won't be able to deliver speeches.

DPI-801 and DPI-802M cannot both be taken for credit.

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