Fundamentals of Public Speaking

About This Course

Course Name/Code: Fundamentals of Public Speaking, CASP 111

Catalog Description: A study of the basic principles of oral communication skills with emphasis on the proper use of voice and body, selection and organization of materials, and adaptation to various speaker listener relationships.

Credit Hours: 2

Required Text(s): Please use the online campus bookstore to locate required textbooks for the course. Make sure that you search using the correct course code and look for the course with the “OL” suffix in the drop-down list. (See Textbook Ordering Help.)

Course Workload Preview

The following preview of anticipated course workload is subject to instructor change.

  • You will present five speeches during this course. Three of them will require you to perform your speech in front of your webcam with some small, live audience. The other two will be performed during a synchronous, live online session with your fellow classmates and teacher. All of these scenarios will require you to have a good internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
  • Prepare the assigned speeches following directions in research, audience analysis, oral practicing, written assignments, and presentation.
  • Do the daily assignments; read the textbook and be ready for assigned quizzes; and take notes.