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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Public Speaking (COM 209)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

June 2021 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: apply the concept of public speaking and its idea of being audience-centered; outline the most efficient way to prepare a speech; define speech ethics and listening skills and their importance; practice the importance of understanding the audience and before whom the person is speaking; write a speech, including choosing and researching a topic, providing sufficient supports, and organizing the speech; and present the speech in a coherent, open-minded, and inclusive manner.


This public speaking course helps students become more confident public speakers and write more coherent and dynamic speeches. Students receive in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering a presentation with power. Other topics include creating a basic outline of a speech, organizing a program in a way that makes the most sense, delivering the speech in the most engaging way, techniques to overcome nervousness, and other issues faced by speakers.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Public Speaking (1/22).