The Social Sciences Academic Resource Center (SSARC) sponsors one academic certificates. This certificate has requirements that can be completed at the discretion of the student. The requirements and applications for certification are provided below. To apply, you will be asked to sign-in to Google in order to submit a file upload. If you have any questions about applicable coursework, please contact the SSARC at ssarc@uci.edu.

Research Certificate

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About the Program

The Social Science Public Speaking Program is a flexible year long program that provides students with skills to inform, influence, and motivate their audience while encouraging self-confidence and self-efficacy as public speakers through a series of interactive workshops. 

Learning Objectives

  • Build more confidence for various public settings
  • Engage audiences throughout future presentations
  • Understand how to manage stress, anxiety, and confidence
  • Identify specific strategies to promote effective delivery

Any undergraduate student in the School of Social Sciences may participate in as many sessions and presentations as they choose. However, students who complete four of the five general sessions and complete three 5-minute presentations during the academic year will receive a certificate. Academic credit is not applicable to this program.

Certificate Requirements

  • Attendance and participation at four of the five general sessions in the series: 
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (required)
  • Building Confidence in Public Speaking
  • Stage Presence and Movement
  • Using Emotion, Tone, and Pace
  • Connecting to your Audience with Charisma
  • Completion of three 5-minute presentations

PSP Schedule for Fall 2019

Week 2 - Introduction to Public Speaking (required session for PSP certificate completion)

Week 3 Building Confidence in Public Speaking
              Presentations

Week 4 - Stage Presence and Movement

Week 5 - Using Emotion, Tone, and Pace
              Presentations

Week 6 - Connecting to your Audience with Charisma

Week 7 - Presentations 

Sign-ups available before Fall 2019. For any further questions, please email ssarc@uci.edu.

 

 

 

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