Speak for Yourself!

Speak for Yourself!

In this FYE seminar we will explore public speaking and speaking in public – in other words: active ways to share your ideas and find your voice. This FIG pairs LING 101 and TA 271 to support a focus on communication through both language and embodied expression. In the seminar, we will use methods that come from theatre, voice, and language study while applying them to other classroom dynamics. We will also build presentation skills through formal/fun scenarios. We invite you to stretch outside comfort zones and try different strategies to Speak for Yourself!

Students explore the intersection of topics by taking the following course package:

UGST 109 First-Year Experience Seminar - 1-credit

TA 271 Introduction to Theater Arts- CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

Theatre has been one of the most effective means through which a society can debate issues of mutual concern, define or modify key values, and explore the potential of the human experience, and it continues to fulfill that role today. By reading and discussing plays, experimenting with aspects of design, observing performances, and writing reviews, each participant can formulate an individual awareness and appreciation of theatre arts in the world today.

LING 101 Introduction to Language - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

Nontechnical introduction to language. Issues of general concern such as language attitudes; language and legislation, nationalism, gender; language learning; and human language versus animal communication.