Last updated: October 22, 2013 at 5:05 p.m.
The oral communication requirement aims to enhance students' ability to communicate and listen effectively in a range of contexts, to critically evaluate orally presented information and arguments and to consider specific techniques for using language as a communication tool. Oral communication courses, which may be offered in any department or program, include at least two opportunities per course to develop and practice oral communication skills through a wide range of possible assignments.
Courses involve instruction on topics such as appropriate style and effective delivery, theories of effective communication and clarity of expression, ideas and voice; and assessment of students’ communication skills through feedback by instructor and classmates.
Each Brandeis undergraduate entering in the fall of 2007 and thereafter must satisfactorily complete one writing-intensive and either a second writing-intensive or an oral communication course. Courses that satisfy the requirement in a particular semester are designated “oc” in the Schedule of Classes for that semester.
Courses of Instruction
Environment, Social Justice, and Empowerment
The Asian American Experience
Topics in Ecology
Literature and Geography
German Culture Through Film
Let's Talk! Shall We?
Introduction to Law
Conflict Analysis and Intervention
Environmental Law and Policy
Advocacy for Policy Change
Language Acquisition and Development
U.S. Foreign Economic Policy
Conceptions of the Good Life
Organizations and Social Change
Issues in Sexuality