Public Speaking and Community Outreach - Fall 2019

Course Category: Communication| Level 1 Course

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Course Code: COM 101

InstructorAnse Najiyah Maxfield

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 9 - December 9, 2019
Timings: Mondays, 11:00 am CST/5:00 pm UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1 hour each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: This course is offered in the Fall term of each year.

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Course Description: 

This course has two main goals. It is designed to help students become comfortable giving daʿwa in any situation - from intimate gatherings to public addresses to chatting with people on the street. It also provides students with ideas and experience in hosting outreach events in their own communities. Assignments will consist of communication exercises, and the final will be to plan and hold a daʿwa event, at which the student will speak.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, conduct in-class speeches, and submit a project and a final exam.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Text: Public Speaking: The Evolving Art, by Stephanie J. Coopman & James Lull.

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


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