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Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Public Speaking (COM108)

Formerly: 
Fundamentals of Speech (COM101)
Location: 
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length: 
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates: 

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify, expose and avoid major logical fallacies in speech; recognize major persuasion heuristics in speech; conceptualize, research, and structure a verbal presentation; and deliver a verbal presentation confidently and with poise.

Instruction: 
This course aims to reach a practical definition of "truth" and to familiarize the students with the basic form of a logical argument. Topics covered include: the difference between the central and peripheral modes of evaluation information, the major heuristics and the way in which they can be manipulated, developing a style of speaking based on an understanding of one's own strengths and weaknesses, a systematic approach to developing and structuring a presentation for a specific goal with a specific audience, memorable phrasing, and the discovery of one's vocal abilities.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English, Communications, or as a general elective (2/11) (4/16 revalidation). 

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