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Course Descriptions

SPC 142 - Public Speaking

3 Credits

Primarily concerned with the source and substance of ideas, evidence, and reasoning that form the basis for good oral communication. Students will develop and present original speeches applying these ideas and the principles of organization, clarity, vitality, and ethics. When speaking, students will learn effective ways to use voice and body language to communicate a message.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-H - Humanities (SHUM)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Use relaxation techniques to manage stage fright or anxiety while speaking.
2. Brainstorm topics for public presentations.
3. Present various types of speeches within a prescribed time parameter.
4. Use supportive materials to present organized speech.
5. Use “vocal variety” techniques while speaking.
6. Use body language to support speech content while speaking.
7. Analyze speeches to deliver specific feedback for others.
8. Apply ethical principles when presenting in a public forum.
9. Apply rhetorical principles to speech development in support of speech objective.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022