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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

CMST& 220 - Public Speaking

Credits: 5
LEC hours per week: 5
Develops students’ competency in planning, preparing, presenting, and evaluating basic speeches. Formerly: SPCH 101.
Course Outcomes:
  • Recognize the many causes of speech anxiety and determine ways to conquer or reduce related apprehensions.
  • Model the important role of a respectful and supportive audience member.
  • Utilize appropriate listening techniques.
  • Describe the ethics of public speaking.
  • Determine the importance of appropriate, thoughtful, and correct word choice and language in oral presentations.
  • Design a successful speech from outline to delivery.
  • Employ verbal and non-verbal skills essential for a public speaker.
  • Evaluate public speaking skills in self and others.
Course Topics:
  1. Ethics of public speaking.
  2. Analyzing the audience.
  3. Selecting a topic and purpose.
  4. Gathering materials.
  5. Organizing the body of the speech.
  6. Introduction and conclusion of the speech.
  7. Verbal and nonverbal delivery skills.
  8. Using visual aids.
  9. Dealing with speech anxiety.
Course Attribute(s): Communication, PT Oral Communication