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Special Topics - Voices of Democracy: Great Speeches in U.S


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.   

Special topics course titles and descriptions may change.  May be repeated for credit.


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

Satisfies a Communication Studies interdisciplinary minor requirement.