Maricopa Community Colleges  COM225   19996-20052 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 03/23/99
COM225 19996-20052 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Public Speaking
Designed to improve one's self-confidence and self-concept through improving communication skills used in public speaking. To enhance each student's ability to present his/her ideas in an organized, time constrained format. To improve critical thinking skills and enhance student's ability to express himself or herself objectively, subjectively, and creatively. Prerequisites: ENG101 or ENG107, or equivalent.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
COM225   19996-20052 Public Speaking
1. Utilize apprehension management techniques to constructively channel the fear of public communication. (I)
2. Refine active listening and evaluation skills by observing speech presentations. (II)
3. Conduct research using traditional and/or technological pathways for obtaining information. (III)
4. Identify, prepare, and develop support materials for a speech. (III)
5. Refine writing skills by translating information garnered from research into selected formats of speech manuscripts, notes, and outlines. (III)
6. Refine critical thinking and evaluation skills by writing critiques of speeches by self and others. (III)
7. Describe the process of audience analysis in the development of a public speech. (IV)
8. Demonstrate competence in impromptu speaking by answering questions following a presentation and/or by presenting an impromptu speech. (III,V)
9. Demonstrate competence in extemporaneous speaking style in all other types of presentations. (III-V)
10. Prepare and present at least one style of objective speech. (III)
11. Prepare and present at least one style of subjective speech involving one or more persuasive strategies. (IV)
12. Demonstrate proper use of oral language in a speech. (III-V)
13. Demonstrate competence in incorporating visual/audio aids during at least one type of presentation. (III, IV)
14. Demonstrate the effective delivery of a speech by using appropriate verbal and nonverbal processes. (IV)
15. Identify and use the guidelines of ethical speaking. (VI)
16. Build and demonstrate credibility in presentations. (VI)
17. Demonstrate intercultural sensitivity when speaking to diverse audiences. (VI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
COM225   19996-20052 Public Speaking
    I. Overcoming Communication Apprehensions
        A. Small Group Exercises
        B. Speech of Introduction
        C. Other Selected Topics
      II. Listening Actively and Evaluatively
          A. Overcoming the Barriers to Effective Listening
          B. Objectivity vs. Subjectivity
          C. Assessing Strengths and Weaknesses
          D. Listening with a Critical Ear
        III. Objective Speaking
            A. Audience Analysis
            B. Writing Preparation
              1. Outlining
              2. Patterns of Organization
              3. Use of Research Material 4. Introductions and Conclusions
              5. Selection of Audio/Visual Aids
            C. Extemporaneous Delivery
              1. Presentation
              2. Questions and Answers D. Objective Speaking Assignments
              1. Informative Speech
              2. Visual Aid Speech
              3. Demonstration Speech
              4. After Dinner Speech
              5. Travelogue
          IV. Subjective Speaking
              A. Audience Analysis
              B. Topic Selection
                1. Causes
                2. Issues
              C. Writing Presentation
                1. Patterns of Organization
                2. Persuasive Appeals, Statistics and Testimony
                3. Persuasive Use of Words
              D. Use of Vocal and Nonverbal Components of Persuasive Delivery
              E. Subjective Speaking Assignments:
                1. Persuasive Speech
                2. Sales Speech
                3. Epidictic Speech
                4. After Dinner Speech
            V. Impromptu Speaking
                A. Applying Old Knowledge to New Topics
                B. Fluency Under Pressure
                C. Creativity
              VI. Ethics and Credibility in Speaking
                  A. Principles of Ethical Speaking
                  B. Building Credibility
                  C. Intercultural Sensitivity For Speaking to Diverse Audiences
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