Friday, November 1, 2013

Medical Terminology and Public Speaking J-Term Courses

EDHS 2850: Medical Terminology; 3-credit hours
The class will cover medical term etymology and a system-based approach to understanding the language of medicine.  The objective of this class is to encourage interdisciplinary communication among medical practitioners and other health care professionals as they prepare for the “real world” of medicine.  This course will provide a foundation for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the allied health professions or health related industry.
If you have questions regarding this course please contact Joe Hart, PhD, ATC at

ENSP 1060: Public Speaking; 3-credit hours  
Through theoretical instruction and practice, students will learn to prepare and deliver public presentations. We will learn techniques for handling speech anxiety, analyzing your audience, organizing and composing an effective argument, and improving diction, projection, and delivery. We will also be discussing the difference between oral and written style in language, the role of the body in public speaking, and how to achieve specific goals in speeches: speaking to inform, to persuade, to commemorate. We will begin every class period with physical, vocal, and relaxation exercises. Grades will be based on class attendance, participation, and the preparation and delivery of two 6-8 minute presentations. Our goal is neither to memorize nor to read these speeches, but to learn the art of extemporaneous delivery, where a carefully prepared and rehearsed speech may seem to arise spontaneously in the moment.