2024-2025 School Year

Public Speaking CP GVL

1st Semester

Course Description

The intent of this class is to introduce students to the fundamentals of public speaking theory and praxis, including the theology of the spoken word. The vast majority of the course will be the presentation of various types (e.g. persuasive, informative) of speeches, and constructive criticism from the entire class as a means of improvement.

To be successful in this class:

Students must be able to face whatever fears of public speaking they may have (with much assistance), be willing to give and receive constructive criticism, and not be afraid of thinking critically.

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Fees: $225

Course Credit: 0.5 elective

Required Materials

There will be no text for this course. We will rely solely on website articles, augmented by classroom instruction.

Meet Toby Woodard

Education:  BA in Psychology and minor in English from Clemson University
Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary

Experience:  Served as a pastor for 15 years and addiction counselor for 5+ years

UHC courses taught:

  • High School Public Speaking
  • Middle School Public Speaking
  • Essay Writing
  • British Literature
  • Christian Worldview

Began teaching at UHC in 2012