Course description

The course focuses on face-to-face, public communication, but the principles and practices addressed transfer to all purposeful communication situations. While many assume a good speech rests in how well it is delivered, students will learn that a good speech is equally dependent on the development, structure, and integrity of one’s ideas. The objectives of the course are for students to speak effectively and ethically, and listen critically.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to research, evaluate, and develop ideas about current events.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to analyze communication contexts and adapt their speech to the contexts through a variety of communication strategies.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to apply the principles of effective and ethical speaking in formal presentations.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to apply the principles of effective and ethical speaking in ongoing informal discussions of contemporary controversies.

Outcome 5: Students will be able to listen to others critically, evaluating the effectiveness, truthfulness, and ethics of their words.

Priority given to communication majors and minors, CALS seniors, CALS juniors. Fluency in spoken English assumed.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:COMM 2010 001-LEC
Number:2007
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Time / room:MWF 10 AM - 12:15 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Synchronous distance learning
Credit:0
Related:COMM 2010 201-DIS
To enroll:

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Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:COMM 2010 201-DIS
Number:2008
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 10 AM - 12:15 PM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:TR 10 AM - 12:15 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Synchronous distance learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded (no audit)
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:15
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in COMM 2010 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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