Seminar on Culture Central topic: Culture. (Anything related to culture will do) Date: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 Time: 10:10-13:00 Each presentation requires 20 mins (15 mins speech + 5 mins Q&A) Two presenters should distribute your presentation duties equally.
Schedule 10/12-10/19: Get into a group of two. Find a topic for your informative speech. Write out your proposal outline. Post it on the Wikis. 10/19-10/26: Read everyone’s proposal on the Wikis. Decide whether each topic is workable and give comments. (You topic needs to be approved by the whole class; otherwise you need to change topics.) 10/26-11/2 (2 weeks): Preparation. 11/9: Informative speech presentation.
Topic Main goal: sth related to culture. Three standpoints to take: Sth globalwide Universality Sth which others have but we don’t Specificity Sth we both have but different Comparison
Proposal for Informative Speech Central topic: Culture To give your own definition of “culture.” Topic (A rough direction is fine. No need to give a specific “title” at this stage.) Rationale To explain the reasons why the topic you choose fits your definition of “culture.” Preview To briefly introduce the topic, and tell the possible directions you are going to probe into the topic. Significance To explain the importance of knowing this topic.