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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Rhetoric

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00RET Z 1 0+2
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Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering
Synopsis:

The course is focused on the acquisition of speech and voice techniques and on the rules of correct pronounciation. The course is also devoted to the composition of public speech as well as to its nonverbal aspects. Stylistics exercises, strategies for coping with stage-fright and a short excursion into the history of rhetoric are an integral part of the course.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction - rhetoric - purpose, history, outline of areas linked to rhetoric;

- oral speech - purpose, listeners, environment; preparation for public speech

2. Language - „correct“ form of written and spoken language; fillers; vocal and speech technique - intonation, volume, speed

3. Correct pronounciation; usage of foreign words, exercising of vocal organs

4. Composition of a speech - main points, introduction, conclusion; style a stylistics

5. Rhetorical techniques, tricks and tips; formulation; argumentation

6. Coping with stage-fright, relaxation and breathing; asertivity; empathy

7. Body language (facial expressions, gesticulation, posturology, proxemics), aesthetics of public appearance (politeness, etiquette, clothing etc.)

8. Analysis of real speeches; examples; rehearsing

9. Presentation tools and their usage, advantages and disadvantages; rules for PowerPoint presentation

10. Students´ presentations + analysis, feedback

11. Students´ presentations + analysis, feedback

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Familiarizing with the rules of contentual and formal preparation for a public speech.

Skills:

Acquisition of practical skills in this area and getting a feedback.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] ŠPAČKOVÁ, A.: Moderní rétorika. Praha: Grada Publishing 2009.

Recommended references:

[1] MAŘÍKOVÁ, M.: Rétorika. Manuál komunikačních dovedností. Praha: Professional Publishing 2000.

[2] ŠMAJSOVÁ BUCHTOVÁ, B.: Rétorika. Vážnost mluveného slova. Praha: Grada Publishing 2010.

[3] HIERHOLD, E.: Rétorika a prezentace. Praha: Grada Publishing 2005.

[4] HOLASOVÁ, T.: Rétorika pro techniky. Praha: ČVUT 2004.

[5] ŠESTÁK, Z.: Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. Praha: Academia 2000.

[6] PLAMÍNEK, J.: Komunikace a prezentace. Praha: Grada Publishing 2008.

[7] PLAMÍNEK J.: Řešení problémů a umění rozhodovat. Praha: Argo 1994.

[8] HONZÁKOVÁ, M. - HONZÁK, F. - ROMPORTL, M.: Čteme je správně. Slovníček výslovnosti cizích jmen. Praha: Albatros 1996.

[9] HŮRKOVÁ, J.: Česká výslovnostní norma. Praha: Scientia 1995.

[10] CAPPONI, V. - NOVÁK, T.: Sám sobě mluvčím. Praha: Grada 1994.

[11] TEGZE, O.: Neverbální komunikace. Praha: Computer Press 2003.

Note:
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