This course is designed to improve the student's performance in public speaking. Emphasis will be placed on the development of personal style, confidence, and security; the construction, and delivery of various forms of speeches; and on the acceptance and use of evaluative, constructive criticism.
This course prepares students for the Massachusetts State Teacher's Test on Communications Skills and Literacy. Students further develop reading and writing skills necessary for effective teaching. Students learn strategies for test taking, memorizing material, organizing time, and creating calendars. Students also develop personal motivation techniques. Students study materials in order to gain understanding of teaching Structured English Instruction (SEI). In addition, students complete various multiple choice practice tests and write short essays.
In this course, students explore different themes and genres within the field of literature, examining critical and creative thinking through literary analysis. Specifically, students will explore literary genres and devices, learn the conventions of literary analysis and elements of literary theory, and apply textual evidence in response to literary works. Students will explore how culture, society, and history impact literature and will learn how to discuss those elements. Although all sections will offer exposure to poetry and fiction, each LENG-223 course has a different focus and will explore readings from a variety of cultural perspectives. The titles of individual sections of LENG-223 identify the theme of that section and descriptions for each section are available at www.berklee.edu/liberal-arts.