Ayn Rand was interested in conveying her ideas to new audiences; we at ARI are too. More widely, learning to effectively communicate your ideas to new audiences is an important skill to learn. This course focuses on some of the principles and practice of effective oral communication. We consider some of the principles of proper communication from an Objectivist perspective and then students practice the skills they are learning by giving short talks on intellectual topics, followed by extensive instructor feedback.
Prerequisites: To enroll in this course students must have completed “Introduction to Writing”.
Auditing is a great choice for students who want to attend live lectures, ask questions, and participate in some discussions, but do not want to submit assignments.
A typical auditor is a busy professional or retiree, who finds our courses enriching and seeks to learn from our faculty as a hobby. You do not need to apply to audit, simply pay the tuition fee and you will be automatically enrolled in the course.
Graded students in this course are expected to attend lectures and discussion sections, and also to submit assignments to the faculty. Assignments will be graded and given feedback.
To enter this course as a graded student, you must be accepted into the graded program of Ayn Rand University and achieve the necessary prerequisites. Your annual tuition covers as many courses as you wish to take. Most accepted students are granted scholarships, which substantially defray their tuition cost.
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