Principles of Oral Communication


This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches. The emphasis is on research, preparation, delivery and evaluation of speeches.


What you can learn.

  • Develop skills as an audience-centered communicator
  • Learn critical thinking skills through your speech outline
  • Master competent speech delivery behaviors most appropriate for your audience and topic
  • Integrate a public communication ethic so that you can uphold ethical standards in your own speeches and support principled communication choices in the speakers you endorse

About this course:

Examination of foundations of communication and public speaking. Consideration of number of basic theories related to study of communication and development of skills to enable composition and delivery of speeches in accordance with specific rhetorical concepts. Improvement of ability to analyze, organize, and critically think about communicative messages while becoming better equipped to articulate ideas. Transferable for UC credit.

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