2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

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SPCH 1103 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking*

3 Credits
This course is designed to enhance the student’s ability to communicate through the study of theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking settings. It emphasizes proficiency in speech organization, speech delivery, critical thinking and listening applications. The course will be taught using the lecture-forum method. All students are expected to participate in classroom activities and discussions.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate effective listening and critical thinking skills. (GEO 2, 3, 4)
2. Prepare and deliver a self-introduction, informative, persuasive and group speech speeches using visual aids. (GEO 1, 3)
3. Research ideas and select audience-appropriate topics for individual speeches. (GEO 2, 3)
4. Create and deliver a clear, coherent message to an audience. (GEO 1, 2, 4)
5. Employ appropriate non-verbal cues and communication skills to articulate information effectively. (GEO 1, 3)
6. Write a full-sentence written informative and persuasive speech outline, using the speech outline templates provided in the class. (GEO 1, 3)
7. Explore theory and major developments in the practice of public speaking. (GEO 3)
8. Analyze and illustrate the role of public speaking as a powerful historical force. (GEO 2, 3)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: SPCH 1003

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