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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Faith Builders Educational Programs, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Public Speaking COM 201

Formerly Public Speaking COM 201 (COM 201) ; also Public Speaking
45 hours (5 to 15 weeks).
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28500 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
January 2001 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: develop a thesis/purpose statement for formal presentations, gather, produce and organize sufficient and appropriate material to create a substantive speech, write attention-getting and relevant introductions, write powerful and conclusive summary ending statements, support thesis statements with logically developed and adequately supported main points, select and use language appropriate for maximum communication, analyze the probable audience and adjust speech language, content and organization for effective communication; demonstrate the following speech presentation skills: face constructively the fear of speaking and develop confidence, control the voice for pleasing and transparent communication, identify and control non-verbal aspects of communication to reduce distractions and to complement the message, match the presentation style to the content and audience; show proficiency in the following speaking genres: demonstration speech, informative speech, persuasive speech, devotional, storytelling, and oral interpretation.


Major topics covered in the course are: effective communication; Characteristics Part 1, 2, 3, 4; purposeful communication: topic, message, purpose; packaged communication: beginning and ending; substantive communication; developing and organizing content; comprehensive communication: the components; verbal communication, the voice, non-verbal communication, gestures, body, face; visual communication; healthy communication: humor; persuasive communication. Methods of instruction include lecture and evaluation of presentations. Evaluation criteria includes presentations.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Communication, English, Business, Professional Development, or Public Speaking (10/03) (04/07) (11/10) (10/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).