Public Speaking is a course designed to teach students the essentials
of extemporaneous speaking and help them acquire confidence through practice.
The course focuses on overcoming stage fright, development of delivery skills
and audience analysis. Students acquire a repertoire of speaking skills by
planning, practicing and delivering a variety of speeches, such as impromptu,
informative and persuasive.
Students will become aware of their present ways of communicating as well as
alternative ways to improve their dyadic (one-on-one) communication skills. This
course focuses on topics such as self-concept, perception, emotions, verbal and
nonverbal communication, and listening. Activities may include large and small
group discussion, role playing, and group presentations. Research writing is
This is an advanced course for students who
have had an introductory public speaking class (COM 101 or equivalent). It
focuses on the development of skills in delivering effective informal and formal
speeches in business and professional situations emphasizing logical and ethical
persuasion. Speeches are delivered in a more formal atmosphere than required of
In this course we learn to read all types of literature aloud dramatically. It
is a "cousin" to acting/theater, but differs in several respects. Students who
enjoy wonderful literature and wish to develop skill in performing literature as
a dramatic reader will love this course. Speech 101 or instructor approval is
required as a prerequisite for this course.
This is a course that takes interpersonal communication a step further. We
continue to explore the communication dynamics between two people but add the
dimension of culture. We will continue to explore, both experientially and
theoretically how two people who come from different perspectives and
backgrounds may communicate more effectively. Emphasis is on student discussion
in this class. This course transfers as 3 credits in communication discipline
and counts at KVCC toward international studies (IS) credit.
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