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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPH 2345 - Great African-American Speeches of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Credits: 3 hrs.
This course focuses on the study and application of basic elements, techniques, and processes essential to effective speaking. Attention is devoted to understanding the use of rhetorical and oratorical strategies in 20th and 21st century speeches given by prominent African-Americans. This course focuses on the discourse of African-American orators in American society, particularly as they speak about issues pertaining to race, gender, civil rights, and social activism. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and evaluation of political, social, and entertainment speeches. The goal of this course is to give students the tools needed to think creatively and speak clearly in a variety of situations.