A human performance course which focuses upon the theory, practice, and criticism of different types of informative and persuasive speeches. Emphasis will be placed on strategies of audience analysis, organizational methods, and the use of ethical principles in speech preparation and delivery. Presentation of speeches that identify and analyze current societal needs will lead to student action that will help alleviate at least one of those needs. This course meets General Education Core Goal 1b: Oral Communication Skills; Core Goal 2: Analytic Skills; Core Goal 5: Information Literacy; and Core Goal 11: Civic Responsibility.
Last Updated: 04/18/2014