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Public Speaking

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Code: COMM 201

A study of the principles and types of speech.

This course is designed to develop the student’s public-speaking ability in 3 ways:

  1. online classroom discussion,
  2. preparing speeches and
  3. giving speeches (and recording it) to an audience of their choice.

$375

No Monthly

membership

Week 1

  • Agenda
  • Read Chapter 1
  • Take Chapter 1 Quiz
  • Read Chapter 2
  • Discuss Chapters 1 & 2
  • Checklist

Week 2

  • Agenda
  • Read “Giving Your First Speech”
  • Watch “How to Record a Great Speech”
  • Read Introductory Speech Guidelines
  • Watch Sample Introductory Speech
  • Upload Introductory Speech Outline
  • Upload Introductory Speech Video
  • Review Classmates’ Speeches
  • Checklist

Week 3

  • Week 3: Agenda
  • Read Chapter 4
  • Take Chapter 4 Quiz
  • Read Chapter 5
  • Take Chapter 5 Quiz
  • Discuss Chapters 4 & 5
  • Evaluate a Narrative Speech
  • Checklist

Week 4

  • Agenda
  • Read Chapter 6
  • Take Chapter 6 Quiz
  • Read Chapter 7
  • Take Chapter 7 Quiz
  • Discuss Chapters 6 & 7
  • Evaluate a Narrative Speech
  • Checklist

Week 5

  • Agenda
  • Upload Your Speech Outline
  • Review Classmates’ Outlines
  • Watch a Sample Narrative
  • Upload Your Practice Speech
  • Review Your Classmates’ Practice Speeches
  • Read Chapter 12
  • Take Chapter 12 Quiz
  • Checklist

Courses run for 12 weeks. The above is only a sample.

There are no prerequisites for Public Speaking.

15% — quizzes
15% — speech evaluations
10% — discussions
60% — speeches

Lyle Witt, MA

Assistant Professor
Chair: Professional Studies

  • BAR in Missions, Kansas City College & Bible School
  • MA in Education, University of Kansas

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