Expos 40

Please note that enrollment in Expos 40 is by application only. Please consult this page in mid-August for information about how to apply for Expos 40.

Spring 2020 Expos 40: Public Speaking Practicum Courses

Course Title

Preceptor

Days

Start

End

Location

Public Speaking Practicum

Carter,David Seward

MW

3:00 PM

5:00 PM

Sever Hall 203

Public Speaking Practicum

Carter,David Seward

TR

3:00 PM

5:00 PM

SeverHall308

Public Speaking Practicum

Clarke,Katharine

MW

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

Geo Museum_100

Public Speaking Practicum

Clarke,Katharine

TR

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

Geo Museum_100

Public Speaking Practicum

Montaño,Phillip James

MW

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

Lowell Hs_Tiered

Public Speaking Practicum

Montaño,Phillip James

TR

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

Lowell Hs_Tiered

Public Speaking Practicum

Stuart,Zachary Blackett

TR

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

Quincy House, Stone Hall 001

Public Speaking Practicum

Stuart,Zachary Blackett

TR

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

Lowell Hs_Tiered

Public Speaking Practicum

Zohn,Marjorie Eve

TR

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

Sever Hall 306

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT EXPOS 40:

First---download and read the syllabus from any of our Canvas sites. This will tell you much of what you need to know. If the current syllabus isn’t posted yet, read a prior one – it should give you an excellent idea.

This class is a practicum. We spend about 80% of our time on the mechanics of preparing for and delivering presentations. There is also a “reflecticum” aspect: we spend about 20% of our time on readings, theory and thinking critically about speaking and about who we want to be as speakers. We practice different delivery styles – impromptu speaking, speaking from notes/outlines, delivering a manuscript. We employ some theater techniques and improvisation to build self-confidence, creativity in expression, and vocal and physical awareness.

We aim to create a supportive (not competitive) learning environment where people can take risks and be a bit vulnerable. The way to succeed in this class is to pay attention to deadlines, absorb and practice with the feedback you are given, make your best effort in every assignment and devote yourself to giving outstanding feedback to your peers. You won’t lose points on a speech if you put in great effort and then get nervous in front of the class and things don’t go as planned. We can tell who is just “winging it” and who has really done the work.

At its heart, Expos 40 is about you discovering and honing your “voice” as a speaker.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR EXPOS 40:

Please consult this page in mid-August for information about how to apply for Expos 40.