Expos 40

Please note that enrollment in Expos 40 is by application only. Application instructions can be found at the bottom of this page. 

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. 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:

If you want to apply for any of the 9 sections of Expos 40 taught by Margie Zohn, David Carter, Kate Clarke, James Montaño and Zach Stuart, please fill out our online application.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWbZ3BXoRI8-INvjyAJ86jCHviMYbq2v9GiXEtymLoZfapvQ/viewform

Instructors will be present at their first section during shopping week to answer any questions about the class. You DO NOT need to attend one of these classes to be considered for a spot in the course – the shopping week class is optional. Once people have been notified of their acceptance, the first actual Expos 40 classes will take place starting the week of Feb 3.

NOTE: Class is limited to Harvard undergraduate students and we do not allow auditing of this course.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 5pm on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2019.
No applications will be accepted after this.

Some important notes:

  • Please be accurate about how many times you have applied before (if any). We check our records and if you aren’t accurate, your application may be discarded.
  • Acceptance will be via email (you will find more info about that after you fill out the application)
  • With our apologies, we won’t be sending out rejection emails – you will only hear from us if you are accepted

EXPOS 40 APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE PROCESS

  • Applications are completed online (see link below). Deadline for applying is Tuesday, Jan 28 by 5pm. No applications will be accepted after this. 135 spots are available across 9 sections.
    • First round of spots offered (by email) by 6pm Wednesday January 29th.
    • Those offered spots MUST ACCEPT OR DECLINE (by replying to email) BY 12pm Thursday Jan 30th. If we do not hear from you, we will offer your spot to someone else. Also, those accepting spots will receive a reply from us to confirm that we received your acceptance.
    • If needed, a second round of spots (from waitlist) will be offered by Thursday Jan 30th at 5pm.
    • Those offered spots in 2nd round will have until Friday Jan 31st by 12pm to accept or decline.
    • Class for the M/W sections starts on Monday, Feb 3. Class for the T/Th sections starts on Tuesday, Feb 4. Location confirmation will be emailed to those accepted.

Note: If you are offered a spot, the deadline by which to respond will be contained in the email offering you the spot. Please do not email to ask where you are on the list. Finally, with our apologies, we cannot send out rejection emails, so if you do not hear from us please assume that we cannot offer you a spot at this time. Also, please note that this class does not fulfill your expository writing requirement.

Also, please utilize Harvard’s Peer Speaking Tutors as a coaching resource. Google “Peer Speaking Tutors Harvard” and you will find links to their info and sign-up tool. Thank you for your patience with this process. If you are not accepted, and you are able to apply again for another semester, please do!