COM103 Public Speaking

Lead Faculty: Dr. Laine Goldman

Course Description

This class is an introduction to the principles and application of speaking effectively to diverse audiences in a variety of settings. Focus is on topic selection, organization, analysis of research, and delivery, with special attention on learning effective delivery skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Select an appropriate speech topic based on the audience and setting
  • Develop a key-word outline
  • Conduct effective audience analysis
  • Show successful research techniques
  • Explain how to improve source credibility
  • Differentiate between ethos, pathos, and logos
  • Provide examples of speaking effectively.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic communication skills.
  • Apply critical thinking about communication effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate effective methods of content delivery to a group.