COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking
Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department.
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes
Prereqs: DEV 0035
- Distinguish among the purposes of informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches.
- Use appropriate and effective verbal and nonverbal delivery to communicate messages consistent with the presentation’s purpose, context, and audience.
- Define and explain the basic principles and theories of oral communication.
- Present well-developed and appropriately organized informative (e.g., demonstration speeches, introductory speeches, researched speeches, etc.) and persuasive speeches (e.g., factual speeches, policy speeches, value speeches).
- Recognize the importance of audience analysis and adaptation of messages, style, and delivery to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
- Conduct research to find appropriate and credible supporting materials that meet the needs of the situation, the type of speech, and the audience.
- Critically and constructively evaluate the oral communication of both the self and other speakers.
- Synthesize information from multiple sources to construct an argument.
- Gain confidence speaking in front of audiences appropriate for the mode of instructional delivery by developing skills and strategies for overcoming communication apprehension.
Credit Hours: 3
Classroom Hours: 3