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National College Credit Recommendation Service
English/Humanities - Corporate College Services, Inc.
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28 hours (7 weeks).
July 2010 - Present.
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.
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.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Principles of Public Speaking (3/10) (9/15 revalidation) (12/21 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.