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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

COMM 1110 - Public Speaking

Goals: To help students gain real-life skills in speaking in public, gain confidence, and enhance their ability to deliver oral presentations;  to help students achieve the ability to undertake the research process, reason, and effectively identify what needs to be said in a given situation as well as the best way to say it;  to practice the skills of critical listening, critical analysis of arguments, and effective advocacy that can enable students to become more engaged in effective and ethical public discourse.

Content: Theories of communication in public settings;  factors influencing message creation, construction, and interpretation;  utilizing research and evidence in creating effective arguments;  adaptation to the communication situation and audience;  addressing the diversity of values and viewpoints held by audience members;  ethical issues in public communication;  factors influencing effective delivery;  stage fright.



Taught: Annually. 

Prerequisites: None. 

Credits: 4