Course Abstract Details

SPCH-201, Advanced Public Speaking

Credits: 3

Course Description

SPCH-201, Advanced Public Speaking, is a continuation of the public speaking content in SPCH-101. Students will study speech craft and create speeches through the application of evidence, composition, organization, analysis, and criticism. Students will create informative speeches, persuasive speeches, and impromptu speeches by creating speech manuscripts and outlines. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of SPCH-101 or permission from program coordinator. Three hours of lecture each week. Three billable hours. Three credits. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Students will be able to: 

1. Apply the principles of effective public speaking. (GE 1, PG 1, 3, 4) 

2. Identify the theories of public speaking. (GE 1, PG 1, 2, 4, 5) 

3. Engage in class discussions about public speaking. (GE 1, PG 1, 2) 

4. Assess principles and theories of public speaking through writing. (GE 1, PG 1) 

5. Demonstrate ability to speak effectively as demonstrated in at least three speeches. (GE 1, PG 1, 3, 5) 

6. Demonstrate the ability to effectively organize speeches and perform scholarly research evidenced in outlines and the successful conveyance of message. (GE 1, PG 1) 

7. Demonstrate understanding of rhetorical strategies of public speaking through practice and writing. (GE 1, PG 1, 4) 

8. Assess speeches for both ideas and effectiveness in class discussions and written critiques. (GE 1, PG 1, 2, 4, 5) 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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