CMST& 220 - Public Speaking
A course in public speaking that helps students develop confidence and competence in addressing diverse audiences in community and professional settings. Students compose and deliver speeches, as well as evaluate others’ presentations. Emphasizes choice and organization of material, sound reasoning, audience analysis, and delivery.
Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 ; or completion of ENGL 109 ; or instructor’s permission.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Deliver an extemporaneous, audience-centered persuasive speech from speaker’s notes based off a researched outline.
- Deliver an extemporaneous, audience-centered informative speech from speaker’s notes based off a researched outline.
- Design a speech using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence.
- Assess ethical, emotional and logical appeals of speeches and speakers.
- Demonstrate the listening skills of an ethical audience member.
- Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context.
Use, synthesize or produce needed information ethically.
Form, analyze, and assess beliefs while demonstrating intellectual humility and respect towards the beliefs of others.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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