Oct 04, 2023
COMM 1021 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on learning techniques for effective public speaking in academic, business, professional, and community settings. Students practice these skills by preparing and presenting informative and persuasive oral presentations in class. Course topics include audience analysis, ethics, speech purpose, organization, delivery, visual aids, outlining, and speaker evaluation.
1 Communication, 9 Ethical/Civic Responsibility
Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: Assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher.
- Ethical public speaking
- Communication Models
- Communication apprehension
- Delivery techniques
- Gathering materials
- Methods of Persuasion
- Speech organization
- Speech purpose and audience
- Types of informative speeches
- Types of persuasive speeches
- Visual aids
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Create speeches that are appropriately organized and clearly delivered
- Evaluate sources.
- Use appropriate sources and documentation
- Use audio/visual aids in their speeches
- Use appropriate communication strategies, style, and language to reach a particular audience.
- Demonstrate improved strategies to decrease communication apprehension, particularly public speaking apprehension.
- Research topics.
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