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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Corporate College Services, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Public Speaking (COMM 200)

Location: 
Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and other approved locations throughout the United States.
Length: 
28 hours (7 weeks).
Dates: 
July 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: model the process involved in creating a speech; assess the factors surrounding a speech: presentation, audience, and environment; gain experience in live speaking situations with diverse topics and audiences; develop and apply skills to other situations where speech-making is required; evaluate historical and contemporary presentations, made by others; develop confidence and ease in speaking; and communicate ethically.
Instruction: 
Major topics include: public speaking and the communication process; managing communication apprehension; listening effectively; analyzing one's audience; adapting to diverse audiences; enhancing one's credibility and selecting a topic; speaking with a purpose; discovering and outlining a speech; supporting one's ideas with evidence; organizing and outlining a speech; delivering a speech effectively; and using language effectively.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Principles of Public Speaking (3/10) (9/15 revalidation). NOTE: The educational approach in this course is based on the principles of accelerated learning and adult learning theory. Based on this, and due to the limited class size and the low student/teacher ratio, learning outcomes are achieved and content is covered in the allotted hours.

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