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ORALCOMM 10C: Debate Club

Enrollment in this course is limited to students selected as members of Stanford Debate Club. All enrollees must complete at least 30 hours of participation evidenced by traveling to at least one competition during the quarter and attending regular practices. Participation must be verified by the Debate Club leadership in order to receive credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Allen, D. (PI)

ORALCOMM 91: The Mythic Life

Why in the twenty-first century do many of our most acclaimed and popular stories carry narrative forms that are thousands of years old? Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Titanic, Batman¿all are deeply informed by ancient myth, folklore, and oral traditions. One reason is that the deep stories of myth and folklore act as a bridge between our personal lives and the profoundest aspects of the human condition¿they offer a way to understand our lives and how to live them. n nThis course offers an in-depth study and experience of myth and folklore, the roots of modern story and the roots of our own stories. You will hear these myths live, as people have for thousands of years¿from Trickster folk tales to the medieval Arthurian grail epic Parzival. You will also draw from these epics to create and tell a mythic story of your own. This will give you an appreciation for myth as a living principle, not just something from a long time ago. It will also help you become a good storyteller by developing your memory, improvisation, and image-based thinking. This ability to tell a story well is at the root of authentic leadership and helps us bring a powerful, embodied perspective to championing a cause or just debating over coffee.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ORALCOMM 105: Voice and Articulation Intensive for Non-Native English Speakers

Workshop focusing on exercises designed to help foreign students improve their articulation and delivery in English. Work includes breath, sound, enunciation, melody, and colloquialism. Course was previously offered as CTL 105.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Freeland, T. (PI)

ORALCOMM 122: "The TED Commandments": The Art and Heart of Effective Public Speaking (ORALCOMM 222)

Designed around the presentation principles of TED talks, this course approaches public speaking as an art of engagement and possibility. Students will learn a range of strategies ­- both traditional and innovative ­- for crafting a compelling message and delivering it with clarity, authenticity, and power. Limited enrollment. Course was previously offered as CTL 122/222.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Allen, D. (PI)

ORALCOMM 177: Performance of Power: Oratory and Authority from the Ancient World to the Postmodern

Speech as action has long been seen as essential to leadership. Theories and examples of oratory, from Aristotle to Barack Obama, assessing each as model of voice-activated authority. The impact of mass media technologies as they transform the public space of oratory. Course was previously offered as CTL 177.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: Writing 2 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Freeland, T. (PI)

ORALCOMM 222: "The TED Commandments": The Art and Heart of Effective Public Speaking (ORALCOMM 122)

Designed around the presentation principles of TED talks, this course approaches public speaking as an art of engagement and possibility. Students will learn a range of strategies ­- both traditional and innovative ­- for crafting a compelling message and delivering it with clarity, authenticity, and power. Limited enrollment. Course was previously offered as CTL 122/222.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Allen, D. (PI)
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