2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

The Voice of Reason: Persuasion as Performance

Spring quarter

Faculty: Lori Blewett communication, social studies, Marla Elliott performance, voice, community studies

Fields of Study: communications, leadership studies and theater

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30289 (8)  

Credits: 8(S)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening and Weekend


Effective persuasion relies on more than good arguments. This class will incorporate the art of reasoning with the skills of oral performance. We will investigate the ways we influence each other and consider alternative models of ethical discourse. Students will construct, deliver, and analyze persuasive speech performances. Opportunities will be available to produce work using the TESC television recording studio.

Maximum Enrollment: 50

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Wed, 9a-1p Sat

Required Fees: $30 for speaking events

Preparatory for studies or careers in: acting, communications, law, politics, public speaking, rhetoric, and voice and body use.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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