Fundamentals of Speech
Principles of effective oral communication including delivery, organization, content, and stress management. A functional approach to effective speaking with practical application in informative, impromptu, and persuasive speeches. 5 lecture hours. Satisfies humanities distribution area F requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.
- Understanding and developing strategies for solving problems/making decisions including using prior knowledge, considering alternative courses of action, assessing potential consequences, developing criteria for evaluating outcomes, refining strategies, and evaluating results.
- Demonstrating behavior that shows attentiveness to others and understanding the impact of attending skills.
- Accurately observing details and drawing inferences and conclusions based on observations.
- Listening for details, main ideas, facts/opinions, information/persuasion, and meaning while suspending judgment.
- Paraphrasing others’ ideas and checking for understanding.
- Working cooperatively by conversing and encouraging communication.
- Speaking and presenting ideas while attending to audience and purpose and considering cultural differences.
- Using technology and other resources to obtain information.
- Organizing, integrating, and documenting sources of information.
- Using a variety of media to communicate messages in presentations creatively and effectively.
- Using delivery elements effectively, such as pitch, rate, volume, projection, posture, eye contact, facial expressions, and body language.
- Using oral English language effectively to engage the audience and adapt to the topic and audience.
- Communicating responsibly using accurate, truthful, and equitable language and ideas; understanding the consequences of irresponsible communication.
- Establishing criteria for effective and high quality presentations and using them to evaluate own and others' presentations; using feedback to revise own work.
- Developing ideas into written drafts.
- Revising writing for ideas, language, audience, and conventions.
- Editing own writing for word choice, conventions, and sentence structure.
- Using writing conventions (grammar, punctuation, and capitalization) effectively.
- Using reading strategies to build understanding.
- Using reading skills to develop vocabulary.