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COMM 210 - Speech

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours:

This introductory course in public speaking provides practice in speaking with interest and purpose before an audience. By presenting a series of brief talks before peers, students become familiar with the basic principles of speech organization, preparation and delivery.
OFFERED: every semester

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Demonstrate skills as public speakers.

  1. Present a series of speeches to peers.
  2. Critique self and others.
  3. Discuss personal strengths and weaknesses with the instructor.

Goal 2:  Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of public speaking.

  1. Organize speeches with introductions, bodies, and conclusions.
  2. Explain principles of public speaking on examinations.

Goal 3:  Develop positive interactions with audiences.

  1. Exchange information in question and answer sessions.
  2. Improve verbal communication skills.

Goal 4:  Participate in small group discussions.

  1. Incorporate research in small group discussions.
  2. Take part in class discussions.
  3. Develop group project skills.
  4. Distinguish effective from ineffective group discussion behaviors.

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