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Oral Presentations
ORAL PRESENT
CLASS CODE: COMM 102 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNICATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Basic Skills requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Study and practice of informative and persuasive public speaking, public self-confidence, message structure, presentation strategies and audience adaptation. Practical approach to communication skills needed for success in professional settings, including interviews, proposals and presentations, conducting and moderating meetings, and use of visual media to enhance presentations.
DESCRIPTION: Practical approach to communication skills needed for success in varied professional settings, including interviewing, making proposals and using visual media to enhance presentations.
TOPICS: Interviews.
Making Proposals.
Using Visual Media.
Speeches from the following topics: Introduction, Personal Experience, Informative/Demonstration, Impromptu, Persuasive, Group, Religious.
OBJECTIVES: Whether speaking in public comes easily or is a challenge, this class is designed to help you improve your current abilities through "hands-on experience."
REQUIREMENTS: Class requirements may come from the following:
Five to seven speeches including such topics as Introduction, Personal Experience, Informative/Demonstration, Impromptu, Persuasive, Group, Religious.
Evaluation Papers.
Participation in Group Project.
Critiquing.
Quizzes.
PREREQUISITES: Declared Communication major or minor.
OTHER: The COMM 102 Oral Presentation class, for 3.0 credits, is the Public Speaking class required for all Communication majors and minors. The COMM 101 Public Speaking class, for 2.0 credits, should NOT be taken by Communication majors and minors.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003