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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. 

Fall 2016 Course Details:

The fall class will be held on Tuesdays from 2:30pm - 3:30pm.

The class starts on Tuesday, September 7, 2016 and runs for six weeks. The last class will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  


  • Each section is limited to 10 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 fall 2016 semester, email your information to with "ASC 101" in the subject line. You will be placed on our wait list and we will contact you during the first week of classes to schedule a meeting with the course coordinator. 

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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