The University of Washington is offering free online course on Introduction to Public Speaking. This course is designed to help applicants become a more effective and confident public speaker.
By the end of this quarter, applicants should be able to compose and deliver a clear, convincing, and compelling speech on a public issue using solid evidence. The course will start on September 19, 2016.
Course At A Glance
Subject: Public Speaking
Institution: University of Washington and Coursera
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on September 19, 2016
The University of Washington is one of the preeminent public research universities in the world dedicated to preparing leaders of change, promoters of ideas, and creating a culture of collaboration. The UW is ranked number one among public universities nationally that receive federal research and training funds, and since 1975 has been in the top five for public and private universities. The most recent report from China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked the UW 16th among the world’s top universities (14th nationally), and the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan, which measures the quality and impact of research endeavors, identified the UW as the top public university in overall ranking worldwide.
About This Course
A report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows that employers want job candidates with strong communication skills. Similarly, educational success also requires the ability to articulate your thoughts clearly. In this class, University will study the principles of public speaking; critically examine our own and others’ speeches through interactive practice.
By the end of this quarter, applicants should be able to compose and deliver a clear, convincing, and compelling speech on a public issue using solid evidence. In service of this goal, University will study the principles of argumentation and arrangement, critically examine our own speeches and the speeches of others, and practice, practice, practice. This course thus advances the mission of the Department of Communication to nurture socially responsible, literate citizens who can interpret and evaluate the images and messages they create and receive.
Dr. Matt McGarrity is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication Department at the University of Washington.
How To Join This Course
- Go to the course website link
- Create a Coursera account to SignUp
- Choose “Register Now” to get started.