T Th 9:30 to 10:50
1. To have the student become aware of the importance of the role of effective
speech communication in our society.
This course combines theory and practice in oral communication. Much of the theory stems from Aristotelian tradition, but is supplemented with concepts and evidence from modern behavioral scholarship. Research skills, audience analysis, logic, emotional appeals, organization, and delivery are basic course elements. The important areas of nonverbal communication and that of listening skills is also addressed.
People communicate orally, in part, because they feel a need to influence the thoughts and actions of others. The objective of this course is to provide the student with those concepts and skills, which can make them more successful in this endeavor.
1 In order to accomplish these objectives, we will largely utilize the lecture-discussion
method of presentation.