Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate
(PC) Speechwriting plays a central role in politics, business, and organizations whose leaders speak often. It is also important for careers that require public speaking, such as law and marketing. In this course students analyze different types of speeches, study effective speechwriting methods, write speeches, and learn how to craft sound bytes and applause lines, use humor and anecdote, and persuade through words. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: minimum 2.5 GPA and junior, senior, or graduate standing.