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COMĀ 202. Public Speaking. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to help students learn how to communicate in public contexts. By the end, students should be able to research, outline, and organize public messages that are informative, persuasive, and celebratory in nature; analyze an audience; understand how verbal and nonverbal components of delivery influence speaker credibility; develop strategies to reduce and manage fears about communicating in public contexts; create and use visual aids appropriate to the message; answer questions effectively and efficiently; and develop the ability to think critically and creatively. Speakers and audiences live and interact in a multicultural society. As such, this course will also examine both the speaker and the audience as members of co-cultures.
Session Cycle: Fall, Spring
Yearly Cycle: Annual.