Public Speaking and Professionalism (SIGN 1500)

This course is designed to help the student feel at ease making presentations in public. Topics covered include dealing with anxiety, knowing your audience, patterns of organization, research techniques, rehearsal techniques, non-verbal communication, and the use of visual aids. The student makes presentations to the class. Other activities include communication games, debates, impromptu speeches, and formal talks.
Course code: SIGN 1500
Credits: 3.0
Length: 60.0 hours
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1) English 12 with C or equivalent, or English Language Proficiency at an English 12 level, or equivalent
2) SIGN 1000 or equivalent OR
3) Admission to the ASL & Deaf Studies program


SIGN 1100 ASL 1, SIGN 1200 ASL Lab 1, SIGN 1300 Deaf Culture and Community 1
& SIGN 1400 Becoming an Ally 1