Examines the elements affecting speech communication at the individual, small group, and public communication levels with emphasis on communication competence and confidence at each level. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
Provides students with a theoretical and practical survey of the field of speech communication, including the opportunity to practice competencies with feedback to enhance communication confidence.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Fluency in Standard American English. Recommend proficiency in reading and writing at English 111 level.
Students will be able to comprehend and apply communication principles in personal, small group, and public situations; report increased self-confidence in communication settings; express their ideas with verbal fluency; apply knowledge of nonverbal communication in sending and receiving messages; demonstrate critical thinking competencies; demonstrate the ability to organize information; adapt messages and behaviors to different communication contexts; employ appropriate listening and responding behaviors; and demonstrate understanding and respect for cultural and social diversity.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED
B. Graded written assignments
C. Participation in small groups
D. Public speaking with immediate feedback
E. Exposure to presentation software skills