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Elizabeth Reeves O'Connor

Principal Lecturer
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-6016
Office Location
Office Mailing Address
01-3157

Elizabeth Reeves O'Connor

Principal Lecturer
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

Bio

Professor Reeves O'Connor teaches Human Communication, Small Group Communication, Public Speaking, and Advanced Public Speaking. Elizabeth organizes the bi-annual School of Communication public speaking competitions and supports student and faculty presentation needs through the Expressive Communication Center.

585-475-6016

Currently Teaching

COMM-201
3 Credits
The public speaking course is designed to equip the student with knowledge of the theories and principles necessary for formal public speaking. Informative and persuasive speeches are the focus with emphasis on organization, evidence, language use, strategy, delivery, and effective use of media aids. Public speaking is generally offered each semester.
COMM-503
3 Credits
Further development of knowledge and skills learned in public speaking. This course emphasizes language, delivery, and speech organization, requiring students to develop and deliver speeches for various occasions, using a variety of delivery methods. Students will present out-of-the-classroom speeches as well as practice ghostwriting.
COMM-101
3 Credits
An introduction to the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of oral, visual, and written communication. Introduces basic communication models, the role of language in communication, symbols and symbol making, issues of audience analysis, and the development of different modes of discourse. Also explores the history of communication and introduces students to basic principles and research in communication studies.
COMM-303
3 Credits
This course provides students with opportunities to engage in small group decision making and problem solving. Students will analyze and evaluate their own experiences and relate them to theories and research from the field of small group communication.