SP 211 - Speech Communication

Overview

Description

Study of oral communication and its role in contemporary society. Emphasis on listening, interpersonal communication, small group decision making, and public speaking, informative and persuasive speaking. This course introduces students to the principles and practices of contemporary forms of public speaking in the United States. Selecting topics from current U.S. society and or American history, students will perform research and gather credible evidence from both primary and secondary U.S. sources to create both informative and persuasive speeches. Students are also asked to employ methods taught in this course to analyze both historical and contemporary U.S. rhetoric for authenticity, organizational structure, target audiences and effectiveness as a means of persuasion or communication.

Typically Offered

All Terms

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Requirement Designation

Flexible Core - US Experience in its Diversity

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

None

Course Schedule

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