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Voices of Democracy: Great Speeches in U.S. History


Explores some of the most famous (and infamous) speeches and debates in U.S. history.   Beyond learning about great speeches in history, students will reflect on how, in a free society, speech functions as a mechanism for defining our identity, reconciling our political and cultural differences, and affecting political and social change.  Appropriate for students from all years and majors.   


Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirements.

Satisfies a Communication Studies interdisciplinary minor requirement.