In this course, students study and apply theoretical concepts of communicating in public settings to diverse audiences. Students research, organize, write, and deliver oral presentations for a variety of purposes. Techniques to address public speaking apprehension, critical thinking, information literacy, and technology skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, and active listening are covered in this course. Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Oral Communication, Humanities Fall, Spring, Summer
- Apply communications concepts that are appropriate to the audience and circumstance.
- Apply communication techniques connected to overcoming apprehension.
- Deliver at least four graded effective presentations based on scholarly research.
- Apply effective nonverbal communication techniques.
- Analyze contemporary issues of the human experience through critique and discussion.
- Evaluate significant contemporary oral presentation as a form of creative expression.