Public Communications

Course Number: 
GAFL 502

Successful leaders must be able to convey their integrity and their ideas, their vision and their values clearly and convincingly in public settings. By analyzing great political speeches and affording students the opportunity to prepare and deliver different types of speeches, this course teaches the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking while encouraging students to develop their own voice. This is a performance course. Students will gain skill and confidence in their speech writing and public speaking skills through practice, peer feedback, and extensive professional coaching. Class lectures and discussions will focus on persuasive strategies and techniques for handling community meetings, Q and A sessions, and interactions with the media.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Course Offerings

Public Communications (Spring 2016)

Spring 2016
Course Section: 
002
Tuesday
6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
McNeil 167-8

Public Communications (Spring 2016)

Spring 2016
Course Section: 
001
Monday
6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
McNeil 169

Public Speaking (Fall 2015)

Fall 2015
Course Section: 
001
Monday
6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Fels Seminar Room
Full-Time
Executive

Public Speaking (Fall 2015)

Fall 2015
Course Section: 
002
Tuesday
6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Fels Seminar Room
Full-Time
Executive