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COMM 100 - Public Speaking

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course involves the study and applications of the fundamental principles of oral communication with practical experiences in writing and delivering public speeches.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: Students will

  1. demonstrate proficiency in oral discourse with confidence and clarity
  2. apply knowledge of appropriate, standard English to formal speech
  3. effectively deliver an informative, demonstrative, or persuasive speech
  4. organize and perform an introduction-body-conclusion speech
  5. write a well-crafted outline and a presentation manuscript
  6. identify the attributes of effective speech through examples
  7. evaluate the attributes of effective speech through peer review
  8. recognize the characteristics and causes of speech anxiety and follow established mitigation practices
  9. demonstrate appropriate nonverbal communication such as eye contact, facial expression, gesture, posture, decorum, and attire during oral presentation
  10. engage in extemporaneous oral exercises