Catalog 2019-2020 
    Jan 19, 2021  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CMST& 220 Introduction to Public Speaking

5 credits
This course is designed to increase competence in public speaking and the critique of public speaking. Students learn to analyze audience and purpose, choose and organize topics, and evaluate and critique delivery. Students will prepare and practice various speeches in order to develop their own presentation and rhetorical skills.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the role of public speaking with other communication situations with regard to the transactional model of communication, as well as ethical considerations
  • Identify and analyze the rhetorical elements involved in public speaking, including speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, speech, and tone
  • Recognize, explain, and apply Aristotle’s modes of persuasion: ethos, logos, and pathos
  • Present a variety of speeches in which they apply recommendations for effective content and delivery
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through critique and analysis of one’s own and other’s speeches

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50