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Improv(e) You! Using Improve Games to Improve Soft Skills

This class will be led by Stefanie Benjamin, an assistant professor in retail, hospitality, and tourism management. Professor Benjamin’s research interests include cultural and historical landscapes regarding heritage tourism in the U.S. South. Class will be held on Mondays from 10:10 – 11:00.
Course description: 

Improvisational theater activities can foster a space where students become more aware of their own speech, body, and behaviors in order to observe, listen, and respond to their environment. Participating in such games encourages students to communicate directly both inside and outside the classroom, helps with their soft skill development, and present/interview in a confident manner. Most importantly, improvisation offers a framework where students can let go of “self-judgment” and learn to trust their best, most creative, most confident, authentic self.