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Active as of Summer Session 2016

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Public Speaking

2. Course Prefix & Number:
COMM 1430

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of effective public speaking, focusing on informative and persuasive techniques. Topics included are topic selection and research/development; message and argument construction; audience and occasion analysis, critical thinking and evaluation; outlining and structure; and delivery and presentation skills. Students will also compare and contrast mediated communication performance skills and theory with traditional delivery mediums of public address.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

COMM 1430 - Public Speaking

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

COMM 1430 - Public Speaking

There are no corequisites for this course.