COMM 52 A/B/C/D - Forensics Update for Fall 2019

For the Fall 2019 semester the focus of the COMM 52 A, B, C & D classes will evolve. Rather than a class whose main objective is to prepare students to participate in debate tournaments, the class focus will shift to preparing students to speak in a wide range of venues.

During this transition students can still expect to attend and participate in some tournaments. However, in the future the class will prepare any student who is interested in advancing their speaking skills to a higher level, to address a much wider variety of venues and situations.  

Whether you are interested in speaking up with more conviction in large classes, taking the microphone at a public meeting, sharing your opinion at your local community or PTA meeting, addressing a crowd at a student event, a rally or a march, or simply becoming a confident and accomplished speaker in any setting, this class is appropriate for you.

 

Some of the additional future activities planned include:

 

Participating in local public speaking opportunities in the community;

 

Creating and disseminating online speeches and debates through Podcasts;

 

Assisting local high school Speech and Debate teams;

 

Facilitating and delivering speeches for SRJC Speech Night;

 

Conducting public debates on campus regarding current events.

 

If you have further questions about the class and class content please contact:

 

Laura Ainsworth, Instructor, Forensics lainsworth@santarosa.edu

or

Jennifer O’Mahony, Administrative Asst. Communication Studies 707 527-4238

jomahony@santarosa.edu