SP 151 - Personal And Public Speech
- Recommended Prep: Placement in ENG 100 with ENG 100S or ESL 23
This course introduces students to the basic principles of human communication. Perceptual processes, cultural awareness, verbal and nonverbal communication, and effective listening techniques are discussed. Students also receive practice in improving their competency in the areas of informative and persuasive speaking, and in interpersonal and small group communication.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of SP 151, the student will be able to:
- Describe the principles and process of human communication.
- Explain how self-concept, perception, culture, and gender can influence communication.
- Explain various principles of interpersonal communication.
- Choose and narrow a speech topic appropriate for a specific audience and occasion.
- Conduct research and demonstrate different techniques for gathering information and supporting material.
- Select and employ an appropriate organizational format.
- Demonstrate effective listening behaviors in interpersonal, group, and public speaking situations.
- Explain and demonstrate the principles of effective verbal and nonverbal communication needed for a public presentation.
- Demonstrate the effective use of visual aids.
- Explain and demonstrate how to adapt communication styles for interpersonal, group, and public settings.
- Explain various principles of persuasion and how to design an effective persuasive message.
- Explain and apply the principles of effective small group communication.
- Identify various group member roles and different leadership styles.
- Explain and demonstrate conflict management and assertive communication strategies.
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