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ASC 101: Practicing Engaging Presentations (P.E.P.) is a six-week, zero credit seminar that allows students to learn and practice effective public speaking and presentation techniques.  This is accomplished through active participation and constant feedback. The course fulfills the SPK requirement of the Stony Brook Curriculum. 

SPRING 2017 Course Details:

SECTION 1: Tuesdays from 2:30pm - 3:50pm
The class starts on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and will be held for six weeks. The last class will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  

SECTION 2: Thursdays from 1pm - 2:20pm
The class starts on Thursday, January 26, 2017 and will be held for six weeks. The last class will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2017.  


  • Each section is limited to 9 students
  • Attendance at all six class meetings is required

Registration Information:

Space is very limited. Instructor permission is required. Students must meet with one of the instructors to review guidelines and expectations for the program.   

If you are interested in enrolling in ASC 101 for the spring 2017 semester, email your information to with "ASC 101" in the subject line. We will contact you to schedule a meeting with the course coordinator. *PLEASE INCLUDE THE SECTION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Christopher Gulino at

Please Read:

Are you looking for an opportunity to improve your English speaking skills?

While ASC 101: Practicing Engaging Presentations (P.E.P.) is not designed to specifically work on improving students' English speaking skills, Stony Brook offers additional programs that can better suit your needs:

  • The English Pals Program, sponsored by the International Student Organization (ISO) and the Golden Key International Honor Society, pairs native or fluent English speakers with international students to give them an opportunity to practice their language skills in a casual setting.

For more information, read the SB Features article or email or


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