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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 105 - Introduction to Speech Communication

Number of Credits: 3
Introduction to Speech Communication examines speech communication concepts, both in theory and in practice. Students will develop strategies for effective intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, and public communication. The goal is to develop effective listening and speaking skills in a variety of contexts. Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Diversity: Meets Diversity Requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Arts and Humanities

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for or completion of ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Develop presentations that inform, persuade, and entertain a variety of audiences. (GE1)
  2. Explore topics for presentations by considering personal experiences, interacting with others, and conducting academic research. (GE4)
  3. Use critical thinking strategies to craft focused, well-organized speeches or presentations. (GE3)
  4. Engage in verbal and non-verbal communication that fosters positive interactions within relationships, small group settings, and or communities. (GE7)
  5. Use supplementary materials (visual, audio, and tactile materials) to enhance meaning and to engage audience members. (GE6)
  6. Apply techniques to manage communication anxiety. (GE7)
  7. Document sources of information for major presentations in MLA-style. (GE4)
  8. Select language suitable to the audience and occasion. (GE1)

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