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Satya P. Tandon, Associate Professor, Humanities Department

Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive Utica, NY 13501


 

 

 

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EN150: Effective Speech | Syllabus

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is an introduction to public speaking. It emphasizes the fundamentals of preparing, organizing, supporting and delivering the speech based on factual material. Included are topic selections, audience analysis, distinguishing fact from opinion, outlining, supporting opinion, use of visual support, etc. Informative and persuasive speeches and presentations are emphasized. Elements of interpersonal communication, logic and persuasion are discussed. Written reports and/or exams may be required.
Prerequisite: English 101 Composition


DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES

Effective Speech is designed for students who desire to improve their speech efficiency, poise and self-confidence in public speaking situations. Students who complete the course successfully will understand the principles of effective oral communications and be prepared to apply the principles in actual speaking situations. As the course progresses, it is expected that students will:
- understand basic speech principles/concepts

- develop effective listening skills

- apply principles of effective speech communication in planning and preparing a speech for a specific purpose and audience

- understand and demonstrate effective uses of visual aids for various types of speeches

- develop an ability to critique different types of speeches according to the principles and concepts discussed

- apply principles of speech communication to interpersonal communications


PROPOSED REQUIREMENTS

Formal Speech Presentations

Introduction
Demonstration
Information
Persuasion
Speaker’s Choice

Informal Speech Activities

This class will be conducted as a public speaking workshop. Sessions leading to and including a formal speech may consist of brief lectures, impromptu exercises, instructional videos, Power Point presentations, coaching team activities, and short conferences with your instructor. Because the course does not require tests or textbook assignments, class participation in sessions leading up to the speech will play an important role in the final grade evaluation.

FOR FULL DETAILS ON COURSE REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE SEE ME FOR A COPY OF THIS SEMESTER'S SYLLABUS.