Jun 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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CMST 222 - Coaching and Mentoring Public Speakers

Credits: 5
Offers students who have taken a beginning public speaking course an opportunity to enhance their public speaking skills further. Students will learn skills that will enable them to intern at the Public Speaking Center where they will observe coaching sessions and coach students wishing to improve their presentations. Tailored toward any student whose future careers or community involvement will require delivering presentations.

Enrollment Requirement: CMST& 220  with a grade of 3.2 or higher; and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $1.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Organize and deliver informative and persuasive speeches.
  2. Critique their own presentation as well as the presentations of others.
  3. Employ communication theory in speech analysis.
  4. Provide effective feedback to other speakers.
  5. Coach other public speakers. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context.
  2. Use, synthesize, or produce needed information ethically. 
  3. Form, analyze, and assess beliefs while demonstrating intellectual humility and respect towards the beliefs of others.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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.

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