Oral Communication

Students will develop the ability to:

  1. Follow a consistent organizational pattern that presents ideas in a clear, articulate manner.
  2. Make language choices that are effective for the presentation and engage diverse audiences.
  3. Deliver presentations using appropriate posture, eye contact, vocal expression, and other body language.
  4. Use a variety of supporting materials that establish their credibility.
  5. Listen respectfully and critically to other speakers while focusing on their verbal and nonverbal messages.
  6. Evaluate, interpret, and critique a speaker’s central message.


  • COM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • COM 114 Professional Speaking  (3 credits)

For Early Childhood, Elementary Ed, and Human Services only:

  • COM 113 Interpersonal Speech (3 credits)
  • COM 160 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)