CAS 110 Public Speaking (3 credits)
Concentrates on the development of public speaking skills, including audience analysis, library research, organization, the use of evidence to support a point of view, delivery, and listening.
Upon completion of this class, the student will:
- Master elements of speech communication with the ability to identify effective/ineffective methods of verbal communication.
- Demonstrate skills in library/research and audience analysis by presenting bibliographical information in speech outlines due with each speech.
- Demonstrate an understanding of organizational principles of supporting topics of choice with proper reason, research, sound organizational structure and passion and energy to support and defend.
- Demonstrate competency in the use of visual (aka Power Point) communication devices.
- Develop skills of effective communication through mastering people skills, including but not limited to, personality types, ethical speaking, cultural awareness, and nonverbal communication.
- Utilize persuasive speaking by applying skills learned from informative speaking, adding the passion of persuasive speaking, and applying them in an effective organizational manner.
- Build confidence in the ability to speak in front of an audience and to communicate professionally in diverse settings.
This course consists of 15 assignments including 4 speeches and no exams.
Each assignment is 20 points with the exception of one worth 140 points. The speeches are either 80 or 100 points for a total of 700 points possible.
MS, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
BS, Taylor University