Middlebury

INTD 1021

Oratory Studio

Oratory: A Speechmaking Studio
Our teachers will be great speeches wherever we find them: from Antiquity and the Elizabethan stage, to Hollywood, the Civil Rights Movement, and TEDTalks gone viral. We will explore various theories of oratory, and, like students of classical rhetoric, we will emulate masterworks in order to sharpen our own persuasive skills. As speakers, we will practice vocal and physical techniques used by performers, as well as their methods for analyzing text. During the course, students will write and deliver their own speeches, completing an immersion into speechmaking designed to help them communicate with precision, empathy, and personal conviction. (Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1355 or FYSE 1398)
Subject:
Interdepartmental
Department:
Interdepartmental
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART WTR
Equivalent Courses:
GEOG 1183
INTD 1183 *
HARC 1021
FYSE 1398 *
THEA 1021
FYSE 1355 *

Sections

Winter 2014

INTD1021A-W14 Lecture (Yeaton)

Winter 2005

INTD1021A-W05 Lecture (Dickerson)