Aug 14, 2022
COMM 121 - Public Speaking
Instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting. This course has an emphasis on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation methods of informative, persuasive, demonstration, and special occasion speeches. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Evaluate the role of free speech in a democratic society by analyzing the message and delivery style of public speakers.
- Identify and apply active and critical listening skills as both a speaker and an audience member.
- Differentiate between and deliver effective informative, persuasive and special occasion presentations.
- Locate, incorporate and document key reference materials and modern information resources when writing and delivering speeches.
- Identify a variety of audience types and describe methods to adapt presentations to various types.
- Identify and use appropriate presentation technologies and software, modern visual aids and graphical information in presentations.
- Present the major speeches in an extemporaneous* mode, with little or no signs of performance anxiety. *Extemporaneous is defined as speaking conversationally, making eye contact and using notes; reading from a manuscript or memorizing is not included in the definition.
- Construct and analyze persuasive messages using logic, reasoning, and supported conclusions.
- Adapt to listener feedback during and when revising speeches.
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