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Programs

COMM 2010 Oral Communication

Course description

The course focuses on face-to-face, public communication, but the principles and practices addressed transfer to all purposeful communication situations. While many assume a good speech rests in how well it is delivered, students will learn that a good speech is equally dependent on the development, structure, and integrity of one’s ideas. The objectives of the course are for students to speak effectively and ethically, and listen critically. Outcome 1: Become better speakers through the practice of choosing and narrowing audience appropriate topics, researching through information competency skills, organizing, developing, and delivering public speeches. Outcome 2: Use wording that is clear, concise, accurate, and interesting. Outcome 3: Enhance skills of memory and familiarity. Outcome 4: Create and apply criteria of effective public speaking. Outcome 5: Create, prepare, and deliver public speeches. Outcome 6: Consider ethics of public speaking. Outcome 7: Develop a deeper understanding of speeches as a collaboration between speaker and audience. Outcome 8: Help others to become better speakers and listeners through observation, collaboration, and constructive criticism.

Priority given to communication majors, CALS seniors, CALS juniors. Fluency in spoken English assumed.

Prerequisites

Priority given to communication majors, CALS seniors, CALS juniors. Fluency in spoken English assumed.

Limited enrollment.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and Summer College students.

Classes

COMM 2010 001-LEC On-campus 6-week session

Number:1140
Session:6-week session
Class dates:June 25-August 7, 2018
Days/times:M-F 10 AM - 11:15 AM Kennedy Hall 103
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Kalaji, M. (mnk53)
Max. enroll:15

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