The goal of the public speaking requirement is to help students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for effective oral communication in their academic career or community life.
Fundamental academic skills, consisting of Public Speaking, English & Writing, and Quantitative Literacy coursework, comprise 15 hours of your general education requirements. Students must complete three credit hours of Public Speaking coursework.
Student Learning Outcomes
Successful students shall be able to do the following:
- create and develop messages demonstrating effective audience analysis and adaptation;
- create and develop messages demonstrating effective information gathering, analysis, and evaluation;
- create and deliver messages demonstrating effective organizational development and use of supporting materials from credible sources; and
- present appropriate messages, including effective use of language, nonverbal delivery, and visual information/technology.
Please see the table below for a list of Public Speaking courses that have been approved for inclusion in the general education curriculum.
Public Speaking Approved Courses
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits||Prerequisite|
|CMST 1110||Public Speaking Fundamentals||3|
|CMST 2120||Argumentation and Debate||3|