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.
- 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.
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.
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 -Online
|Public Speaking Fundamentals||3|
|CMST 2120||Argumentation and Debate||3|