Public Speaking

Summer 2014 quarter (Session I)

Taught by

communication, social studies

This two-week intensive course focuses on the fundamentals of public speaking. It is aimed at improving speaking confidence and skill regardless of one’s current level of experience.  Students will learn to control speech anxiety, compose well-organized presentations, and produce dynamic performances.  We will draw on contemporary and traditional rhetorical theories in relation to persuasive and informative speaking goals.  All students will receive individualized feedback and coaching in order to enhance their ability to speak effectively in the classroom, workplace, or public arena. The course provides communication credit for selected Master In Teaching endorsement areas.


Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

Business and technical professions, government service, education

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule:  6-10p Tue (July 8); 9:30a-5:30p Sat & Sun (July 12, 13, 19, 20)  


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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online:

Schedule Details

July 8, 6 pm to 10 pm July 12, 13, 19, 20-- 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 24


Course Reference Number

First Session (4 credits): 40115

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