Public Speaking
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.
Course Catalog
Interesting Public Speaking classes you might take:
  • Advanced Persuasion
  • Political Campaigns
  • Voice and Diction
What can you do with a degree in Public Speaking ?
  • Debate/Mediation
  • Public Relations
  • Speech Instruction



Susan Pahlau

Assistant Professor of Communication
School of Humanities and Sciences

In today's technologically-driven society of social media and pop culture, it is critical for students to learn how to integrate media literacy with a Christian worldview. I teach students how to see beyond the illusions and images in mediated images and rather use media as a positive tool to communicate God's message of hope to those in need.
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