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Speech is a Course


Time limit: 182 days
1 credit

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Course Overview

This course centers on the study and application of basic principles and techniques of effective oral communication. Students deliver focused and coherent speeches that convey clear messages, using gestures, tone, and vocabulary appropriate to the audience and purpose. Students deliver different types of oral and multimedia presentations, including impromptu, persuasive, informative, dramatic, interview, and demonstration.

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Required Materials

Students submit speeches as digital videos. Access to a digital video recorder required. Students must interview a community leader to complete lesson 2 and must attend a play to complete lesson 8.
Textbook: Essentials of Speech Communication by Sharon Franklin and Deborah J. Clark (Holt McDougal, 2001). ISBN: 978-0-618-04829-8

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