What is technical writing and public speaking?
Effective communication skills are valuable in almost any career. The technical writing and public speaking cognate will help you become a successful writer and speaker. You’ll learn to analyze your audience and the situations where you will be conveying your message. You’ll study the art of rhetoric, the techniques of argument and persuasion. You’ll also practice constructing and delivering the best message to reach your readers or listeners. The essential skills provided by this cognate can complement almost any major, from business and finance to the sciences to teaching, and can help you advance your career opportunities or prepare for graduate studies.
Why study technical writing and public speaking at UNH?
As part of the College of Liberal Arts, you’ll have all of the college’s resources at your fingertips. Attend the Speakers, Visiting Journalists and Writers Series to listen to professionals in the fields of writing and public speaking. Internships, research opportunities and study abroad programs focused on communication skills are all valuable in your development as a speaker and writer. Think about trying out for a play through the theatre and dance department—every opportunity to speak in front of an audience makes you a better communicator.
Potential career areas
- Religious leadership
- Speech writing
- Technical writing
- Television reporting