This course provides both theoretical basis and practical instruction for speaking effectively in public. Topics include topic selection, audience analysis, speech preparation and organization, support of speeches with credible research, strategic and creative language use, effective listening and delivery skills, and common types of public speeches.
Course is offered On-line
Students experience a practical approach to the rudiments of argumentation and the debate. This course tests the students' ability to critically research, listen, speak, think, and argue in intelligent, logical discourse. Students understand and apply the art of debate. The course is for students who have career goals in law, business, or political science professions.
This course provides students with theories of small group communication and small group decision-making, and it provides a non-threatening arena for the practice of these processes within the small group. Students who work or expect to work in small groups or teams in the workplace benefit from this course.
This course introduces theories of communication between two people in a variety of contexts and situations. Students learn how to analyze and understand the communication in interactions and relationships and develop a vocabulary with which to discuss and critique the communication within those relationships. This knowledge is used to improve students' day-to-day communication skills.
This course permits instruction in special content areas not included in other Speech courses. Topics include advanced public speaking preparation and presentation, rhetorical criticism, and media analysis.