About This Course

Course Description

Introduction to communication theory and the study of the human communication process with an emphasis on effective public communication.  Includes intensive practice in public speaking, reasoning, and critical listening.  GenEd: A1

Students will:

  • Define and explain basic communication terms and principles which undergird competent public communication
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theory and competence in preparing and presenting informative and persuasive speeches
  • Analyze various communication contexts
  • Apply communication principles and theory in diverse circumstances and demonstrate effective communication, distinguishing effective from less effective responses
  • Find, identify, and effectively use supporting materials in speech and written assignments
  • Define and discuss how best to avoid plagiarism
  • Participate in class and group processes
  • Demonstrate courtesy and respect for classmatesMark Twain quote