2020-2021 Catalog

COMM 2010 PUBLIC SPEAKING

This course provides an introduction to effective communications, with an emphasis on public speaking.  Students are afforded an opportunity to understand the different purposes of written, oral, and digital messages and are taught to employ appropriate organizational strategies, including developing main claims, thesis statements and main ideas.  Students learn the fundamental principles of developing and evaluating public oral, written, and digital messages and in-depth primary and secondary research is used to provide credible evidence to support main claims that take arguable but persuasive positions.  The course also provides a forum for producing and practicing oral presentations in various speech settings. 

Credits

3

Notes

 

Prerequisite

ACT English 18, SAT Reading and Writing (ERW) 460, ENGL 1010 with a C or better, BEST 7 or higher, McCann 70 or better, iBT (TOEFL) 71 or higher, or IELTS 6.0 or higher.

Offered

All Semesters