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Principles of Public Speaking (COM 101)

Course Category: 
Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Dates: 

November 2016 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: plan and prepare speeches that inform, persuade, or fulfill the needs of a special occasion; use presentation aids to enhance your speeches; outline speeches in a logical and thorough fashion; conduct meaningful research on a variety of topics; analyze the audience and design speeches to reflect analysis; evaluate speeches based on a variety of verbal and non-verbal criteria; listen effectively, regardless of individual interest in the subject matter; and explain and utilize the communication process.

Instruction: 

This course is an introduction to public speaking which emphasizes the practical skills necessary for speaking in public, including techniques to lessen speaker anxiety and the use of visual aids to enhance speaker presentations.  Civility and ethical speech-making are emphasized.  The goal is to prepare students for success in typical public speaking situations and to provide them with the basic principles of organization and research needed for effective speeches. The course of study necessary to be prepared for the proctored proficiency examination consists of lessons based on the readings from the textbook.  Students are encouraged to answer all the review questions and quizzes for each chapter.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (11/16).

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