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COMM 001: Public Speaking

Course Description

This introductory communication course offers students the tools and confidence necessary to elevate their voices within a democratic society. Students are coached on how to organize, develop, and deliver speeches in an inclusive environment. In this course, students also have the opportunity to discover, develop, and critique diverse ideas in public discourse through research, reasoning, organization, outlining, presenting, and evaluating various types of speeches. Students are invited to explore theories and techniques of ethical and listener-centered public speaking and to learn how to apply that knowledge to their personal and professional lives.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: ENGL 905 or LRSV 941C

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: A. Language and Rationality: A2 - Communication and Analytical Thinking
  • CSU GE: Area A - English Language Communication and Critical Thinking: A1 - Oral Communication
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 1 - English Communication: 1C - Oral Communication (CSU requirement only)
  • C-ID: COMM 110 - Public Speaking
Last Updated 7/19/23