Brittany Corona '12, a John Jay Institute fellow, was a member of CCU's award winning parliamentary-style debate team.
Public Speaking "A good orator is pointed and impassioned."
-Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and constitutionalist (c. 106-43 B.C.)
Effective communicators use both the written and spoken word to their advantage. The Public Speaking emphasis (available for all majors) provides you with a solid foundation through communication core courses, focusing specifically on speaking with clarity and confidence. You'll study persuasive technique, critical reasoning, how to write structured and articulate public addresses, as well as communication processes that play into public speaking.
Public Speaking In the Christian University
Public speakers, however well-trained in dynamism and persuasive techniques, also have an often overlooked responsibility to present truth ethically. The Public Speaking emphasis at CCU trains you to integrate your faith with your learning, understanding both human behavior and what characterizes effective communication. Highly experienced faculty members prioritize training you as an individual on how to use discernment when evaluating and producing avenues of communication.
Dr. Chris Leland
Assistant Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction, Professor of Communication & Director of Debate
School of Humanities and Sciences
Our Christian faith is foundational to everything we study, see, hear, and experience. In the classroom that means that we must go far beyond simply praying before class, but must see how every part of the academy is part of God's marketplace of ideas. It is important to me that we see that the world is designed by God, what we believe is really real, and His truth can be trusted with our very lives and thoughts. More >