The emphasis here is on practical advice, constant positive criticism and an active exploration of the art of oratory. We will emphasize the role of effective oral communication in contributing to a higher level of engagement and discourse in the community. This class will particularly help those planning careers in advocacy, public service, teaching and other areas where confident, thoughtful, and articulate communication are important.
Other Courses of Interest
- Valerie Swain-Cade McCoullum
In Student Engagement Practicum Penn students will provide support to City of Philadelphia middle school and high school students who are currently enrolled in 6th grade through 12th grade in School District of Philadelphia public schools.
- Mecky Pohlschroder
- Paul Schmidt
This course uses a biological foundation to explore general issues at the interface of biology and society. We will use both historical and contemporary reading materials, with an emphasis on the primary scientific literature, to inform discussions on often controversial issues in biology as well as the social responsibility of scientists to respond to these issues.