Graduate Public Speaking: Embodied Multimodal Communication
The class helps students develop their ability to communicate effectively in professional contexts in and beyond academia. It is designed with the needs of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences in mind. Students will receive group instruction in verbal and non-verbal expression, voice, and physical movement, and individual coaching on a series of practiced communication tasks. Assignments will replicate situations in twenty-first century information professions: research presentations, video-conference interviews, and podcast production. Students will develop capacities that help them convey complex ideas clearly and present themselves confidently as colleagues and collaborators.