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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Public Speaking (COM108)

Fundamentals of Speech (COM101)

Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize Aristotelian principles of effective rhetoric to avoid the pitfalls of poor public speaking, substantiate hypotheses using research, prepare and deliver an appropriate speech for an occasion; use elocutionary verbal and non-verbal strategies, use presentation software and appear poised and confident in front of an audience; analyze speeches for rhetorical effectiveness; identify and avoid logical fallacies in speech; recognize and use major persuasion heuristics in speech.


Topics include: Aristotelian principles of rhetoric, foundational tools of successful speakers and, particularly, persuasive ones, skills to speak and argue well, acquire mastery of logical persuasion, understand the tools to elicit empathy, and research and present information authoritatively and use non-verbal communication skills.

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) (3/21 revalidation).