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CST 100 - Public Speaking

 

Course Description

CST 100 Public Speaking provides students with an understanding of the process of human communication in public situations through the application of theory and principles of public address. Students will gain an overview of the process of public speaking, then learn the basic principles of speech preparation, and finally apply and adapt those principles when delivering various types of speeches.

Course Objectives

The main objectives of CST 100 are to help the student:
  • Overcome self-consciousness and physical tension when speaking.
  • Understand the communication process as it pertains to public speaking.
  • Develop good listening habits in a wide variety of speech situations.
  • Learn the techniques of effective speech preparation and presentation.
  • Understand the complexities and expectations of diverse audiences.
  • Analyze various audiences and speech occasions.
  • Understand the ethical choices and responsibilities facing the public speaker.
  • Develop and demonstrate speech making skills for a variety of speech situations, using extemporaneous delivery.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in outlining, composing and research skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in verbal and nonverbal skills necessary for public speaking.
  • Apply the ethical use of language.
  • Sharpen critical thinking skills

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