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CAS 110 Public Speaking (3 credits)

Course Description

Concentrates on the development of public speaking skills, including audience analysis, library research, organization, the use of evidence to support a point of view, delivery and listening.

Learning Results

Upon completion of this class, the student will:
• Master elements of speech communication with the ability to identify effective/ineffective methods of
    verbal communication.
• Demonstrate skills in library/research and audience analysis by presenting bibliographical information in
    speech outlines due with each speech.
• Demonstrate an understanding of organizational principles of supporting topics of choice with proper
    reason, research, sound organizational structure and passion and energy to support and defend.
• Demonstrate competency in the use of visual (aka Power Point) communication devices.
• Develop skills of effective communication through mastering people skills, including but not limited to,
    personality types, ethical speaking, cultural awareness, and nonverbal communication.
• Utilize persuasive speaking by applying skills learned from informative speaking, adding the passion of
    persuasive speaking, and applying them in an effective organizational manner.
• Build confidence in the ability to speak in front of an audience and to communicate professionally in
    diverse settings.

Textbooks

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 15 assignments including 4 speeches, and no exams.

Learning Evaluation

Each assignment is 20 points with the exception of one worth 140 points. The speeches are either 80 or 100 points for a total of 700 points possible.

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