CMST& 220: Public Speaking

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Academic Elective

Explores classic and modern elements of persuasion and applies that understanding to assemble, deliver, and evaluate extemporaneous speeches. Eligibility for or concurrent enrollment in ENGL& 101 is recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities, Elective)

  1. Rehearse, outline, and present a variety of extemporaneous speeches.
  2. Analyze the rhetoric structure of argumentation.
  3. Respond critically to oral presentations by other students.
  4. Define rhetorical appeals and objectives.
  5. Develop a working outline of main idea including a thesis statement, introduction, and conclusion.
  6. Employ effective semantic selection.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of verbal and non-verbal messages.
  8. Identify the four major goals of persuasion in speeches.
  9. Develop effective persuasive strategies that are appropriate to neutral and unfavorable audiences.
  10. Analyze a published modern speech using criteria of classic and modern elements of persuasion.