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SP 251: Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3 credits)

Course Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to build on their public speaking skills through extensive practice in speech preparation and delivery techniques. This course will focus on how to organize a presentation, develop rhetorical skills, and use analytical skills. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Grade of C or better in English 100 or credit for SP 151.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate correct usage of relevant concepts, theories, and principles of effective public communication
  • Analyze the ethical implications of speaking and being an attentive audience member
  • Select appropriate and effective speech topics
  • Conduct quality research and gather supporting material for various types of public speeches
  • Critique and provide constructive feedback to public speakers

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