Title

COMM1110-ST.(ST) Public Speaking.J15.Faculty,St Thomas

Faculty Name

St Thomas Faculty

Document Type

Syllabi

School

CLA

Department

COMM

Course Subject

COMM

Course Number

1110

Course Section

ST

Course Title

(ST) Public Speaking

Academic Term and Year

Winter 2015

Credits

4.00

Area of Study

ACCT, CSTD, FIN, GBUS, IBUS, MGMT, MKTG

Course Description

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; stagefright. Taught: Annually. Prerequisites: None. Credits: 4 credits

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