Title

COMM1110-AC.(AC) Public Speaking.F15.Faculty,Augsburg

Faculty Name

Augsburg Faculty

Document Type

Syllabi

School

CLA

Department

ACTC

Course Subject

ACTC

Course Number

1110

Course Section

AC

Course Title

(AC) Public Speaking

Academic Term and Year

Fall 2015

Credits

4.00

Hamline Plan Letter

O

Area of Study

ACCT, BSAN, CSTD, ECON, FIN, GBUS, IBUS, MGMT

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

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