COMM2130 Public Speaking

In this course, students will learn organization, preparation, and delivery skills to become effective communicators in both individual and group presentations. Emphasis will be on audience analysis, research and organization, speech construction, and delivery techniques. Listening and evaluation skills will also be practiced.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week ofthe course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Describe the components of speeches
Demonstrate appropriate topic selection, audience analysis, organization, and content development in a speaker-audience setting
Evaluate sources of information and support materials
Create preparation and delivery outlines for speeches
Document support material using correct citation format
Perform informative and persuasive messages
Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal delivery techniques that are well suited to the occasion and audience
Utilize appropriate research strategies to discover and ethically integrate supporting materials from diverse sources and points of view
Demonstrate the ability to provide feedback on public discourse

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details



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