"Speaking good since 1998"
CWiC Speaking Advisors are undergraduate students trained in public speaking. CWiC Advisors teach workshops and provide coaching sessions for individual and group presentations.
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2013 CWiC Critical Speaking Seminars
in the Arabic Intellectual Tradition
Monday & Wednesday 3:30-4:50 pm
Race and Representation in African American Film
SOC 230-403/AFRC 230
Monday 2:00-5:00 pm
How have on-screen and behind-the-scenes representations of African Americans changed over time? Are some cinematic representations of blackness more authentic than others? What is a "black" film? This critical speaking seminar offers students the opportunity to improve their public speaking skills through multi-media individual and group presentations, class discussions, and debates that focus on African American film. We start by examining African Americans' roles and responsibilities throughout several periods of film, such as the silent film era and Blaxploitation. We then use this knowledge to discuss and critique past and contemporary films, roles, and representations. Topics include: blackface, fat suit comedies, African Americans and the Oscars, and black women filmmakers.
Hear the advisors in action as they discuss public speaking trades and techniques with prominent public speakers!