COMM 110 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: The theory and practice of public speaking with emphasis on content, organizations, language, delivery and critical evaluation of messages.
Schedule: Will be offered all semesters - 8 week course
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None
Instructor: Margaret Bail
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Develop and sharpen listening skills.
- Gain confidence in a variety of speaking situations.
- Prepare and deliver effective speeches.
- Communicate effectively in small group situations.
- Learn techniques to enhance on camera presentations.
- Independent work (not graded): Reading assignmentsGraded assignments: General assignments and discussion questions
- Grades: Grades are based on total points earned and include the points earned from posting to discussion question and participation in discussion.Respond to discussion questions - required each weekOffer feedback to fellow classmates in the form of peer reviews. Be critical yet compassionate and tactful in supplying feedback.
- Students must provide an audience of at least 5 adults for each speech
- The camera must show the audience at the beginning and end of the speech to provide evidence that the audience is indeed present.
- Students must also be able to video tape themselves giving the speech and upload the speeches to the following website: mcgraw-hill.com/class/k_keith_fall_2010
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