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COMA 103 - Fundamentals of Speech

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course develops essential skills in constructing and delivering speeches for a variety of situations and audiences. This includes informative and persuasive speeches among other types of address. Students will explore the use of research, technology, and visuals as related to speech making. Effective listening skills also will be introduced. 

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | English or Humanities
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Develop an informative speech using well supported statements.
  2. Develop a persuasive speech using well supported statements.
  3. Demonstrate effective public speaking techniques.
  4. Deliver prepared speeches for various purposes.
  5. Explore written, verbal and non-verbal communication.
  6. Apply audience analysis to the speech making process.
  7. Demonstrate effective and ethical listening skills.
  8. Use technology when researching, developing and presenting speeches.
  9. Integrate appropriate research findings, references and citations into speeches and presentations.
  10. Explore the use of visuals and other materials to support the delivery of a speech or presentation.


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