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Number:CO245
Name:Public Speaking
Description:This course is designed to help the student develop the ability to prepare and deliver effective speeches and presentations. The course covers both the knowledge required to plan and organize a speech and the interpersonal delivery techniques necessary to overcome nervousness and achieve maximum impact. Informative, persuasive, and commemorative or entertaining speeches are given, and some sections also include scenes from plays.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

To develop the ability to speak with confidence in representative speaking situations.
To develop communication skills and competencies.
To develop critical listening and analytical skills.
To learn by observation, peer input, and delivery.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2015
F 2015 CONFESSIONS OF A PUBLIC SPEAKER BERKUN 10 INGRAM PUB
F 2015 HBR GUIDE TO PERSUASIVE PRESENTATIONS DUARTE 12 PERSEUS D
F 2015 HOW TO WRITE IT LAMB 3RD 11 PENG RAND
F 2015 NO SWEAT PUBLIC SPEAKING! MILLER 11 FRED CO
F 2015 POCKET GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPEAKING-TEXT OHAIR 4TH 13 MAC HIGHER
S 2015 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING+PUBLIC SPEAK. COOK 89 PEARSON
S 2015 GREAT SPEECHES OF THE 20TH CENTURY BLAISDELL 11 DOVER
S 2015 HBR GUIDE TO PERSUASIVE PRESENTATIONS DUARTE 12 PERSEUS D
S 2015 IN OUR OWN WORDS TORRICELLI 99 S+S
S 2015 No Text Required
S 2015 POCKET GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPEAKING-TEXT OHAIR 4TH 13 MAC HIGHER
F 2014 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING+PUBLIC SPEAK. COOK 89
F 2014 GREAT SPEECHES OF THE 20TH CENTURY BLAISDELL 11
F 2014 No Text Required
F 2014 POCKET GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPEAKING-TEXT OHAIR 4TH 13
S 2014 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING+PUBLIC SPEAK. COOK 89
S 2014 GREAT SPEECHES OF THE 20TH CENTURY BLAISDELL 11
S 2014 IN OUR OWN WORDS TORRICELLI 99
S 2014 No Text Required
S 2014 POCKET GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPEAKING-TEXT OHAIR 4TH 13
U 2014 NATURAL SPEAKER FUJISHIN 7TH 12
F 2013 BASIC DEBATE PHILLIPS
F 2013 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING+PUBLIC SPEAK. COOK 89
F 2013 GREAT SPEECHES OF THE 20TH CENTURY BLAISDELL 11
F 2013 No Text Required
F 2013 POCKET GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPEAKING-TEXT OHAIR 4TH 13
S 2013 Elements of Speechwriting and Public Speaking 0-02-861452-6 Cook, Jeff Scott 1989 Macmillan Publishing Co.
S 2013 Great Speeches by African Americans : Frederick Douglass, So 0-486-44761-8 Daley, James 2006 Dover Publications, Inc.
S 2013 Great Speeches of the 20th Century 0-486-47467-4 Blaisdell, Bob 2011 Dover Publications, Inc.
S 2013 In Our Own Words : Extraordinary Speeches of the American Ce 1-56836-291-9 Torricelli, Robert ( 1999 Kodansha Intl. USA, Ltd.
S 2013 Pocket Guide to Public Speaking 1-4576-0184-2 OHair, Dan 4TH 13 Bedford Books
F 2012 Elements of Speechwriting and Public Speaking 0-02-861452-6 Cook, Jeff Scott 1989 Macmillan Publishing Co.
F 2012 Great Speeches of the 20th Century 0-486-47467-4 Blaisdell, Bob 2011 Dover Publications, Inc.
F 2012 In Our Own Words : Extraordinary Speeches of the American Ce 0-7434-1052-1 Torricelli, Robert / 1999 Washington Square Press
F 2012 Natural Speaker 0-205-75368-X Fujishin, Randy 7TH 12 Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
F 2012 No Text Required For This Course ZZDIRECT NONE MBS
F 2012 Pocket Guide to Public Speaking 0-312-55404-4 O'Hair, Dan 3RD 10 Bedford Books
F 2012 Text Information Not Yet Supplied ZZDIRECT NONE MBS
S 2012 A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking 0-312-55404-4 Dan O'Hair Third Bedford/St. Martin's
S 2012 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING 0-02-861452-6 COOK MAC PUBL
S 2012 GREAT SPEECHES OF THE 20T 0-486-47467-4 BLAISDELL
U 2012 NATURAL SPEAKER 0-205-75368-X FUJISHIN 7
U 2012 The Natural Speaker 0-205-75368-0 Fusjushin, Randy 7 Pearson
F 2011 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING 0-02-861452-6 COOK MAC PUBL
F 2011 GREAT SPEECHES OF THE 20T 0-486-47467-4 BLAISDELL
F 2011 IN OUR OWN WORDS 0-7434-1052-1 TORRICELLI S&S
F 2011 INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEA 1-4390-3586-5 GRIFFIN WAD
F 2011 NATURAL SPEAKER 0-205-75368-X FUJISHIN 7 A&B
F 2011 SPEAK UP! 0-312-62188-4 FRALEIGH 2 ST MARTINS
F 2011 Speak Up! An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking Douglas M. Fraleigh Second Bedford/Sr. Martin's
S 2011 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING 0-02-861452-6 COOK PEARSON EDU
S 2011 IN OUR OWN WORDS 0-7434-1052-1 TORRICELLI SIMON AND S
F 2010 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING 0-02-042782-4 COOK MAC PUBL
F 2010 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING 0-02-861452-6 COOK MAC PUBL
F 2010 IN OUR OWN WORDS 0-7434-1052-1 TORRICELLI S&S
F 2010 INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEA 1-4390-3586-5 GRIFFIN WAD
F 2010 Invitation to Public Speaking Handbook 1439035865 Griffin Wadsworth
F 2010 NO INFORMATION RECEIVED NONE
S 2010 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING 0-02-861452-6 COOK MAC PUBL
S 2010 IN OUR OWN WORDS 0-7434-1052-1 TORRICELLI S&S
F 2009 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING 0-02-861452-6 COOK PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2009 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING 0-02-861452-6 COOK ELEMENTS MAC PUBL
F 2009 IN OUR OWN WORDS 0-7434-1052-1 TORRICELLI IN OUR O S&S
F 2009 NATURAL SPEAKER 0-205-45343-0 FUJISHIN 5 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2009 NATURAL SPEAKER 0-205-54302-2 FUJISHIN 6 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2009 NO INFORMATION RECEIVED 2-10-011112-4 NONE NO INFOR
S 2009 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING 0-02-861452-6 COOK PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2009 IN OUR OWN WORDS 0-7434-1052-1 TORRICELLI SIMON AND SCHUSTER INC.
F 2008 ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING 0-07-313564-X LUCAS 9 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING
F 2008 ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING (S 0-07-293821-8 LUCAS 8 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHING
F 2008 ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING-W/2 CDS LUCAS 8TH 04
F 2008 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING COOK MAC PUBL
F 2008 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING 0-02-861452-6 COOK PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2008 IN OUR OWN WORDS TORRICELLI S&S
F 2008 IN OUR OWN WORDS 0-7434-1052-1 TORRICELLI SIMON AND SCHUSTER INC.
F 2008 NATURAL SPEAKER 0-205-45343-0 FUJISHIN 5 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2008 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING COOK MAC PUBL
S 2008 IN OUR OWN WORDS TORRICELLI S&S
F 2007 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING COOK MAC PUBL
F 2007 IN OUR OWN WORDS TORRICELLI S&S
F 2007 NATURAL SPEAKER FUJISHIN 5 A&B
F 2007 PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR COLLE GREGORY 7 MCG
S 2007 ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING (SET-TXT/GDEBK W/2 CD'S/TOPICFINDER/6 0-07-322865-6 LUCAS 9 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHI
S 2007 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING & PUBLIC SPEAKING 0-02-861452-6 COOK PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2007 IN OUR OWN WORDS 0-7434-1052-1 TORRICELLI SIMON AND SCHUSTER I
S 2006 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING COOK 89
S 2006 IN OUR OWN WORDS TORRICELLI 99
F 2005 ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING-W/2 CDS LUCAS 8TH 04
F 2005 ELEMENTS OF SPEECHWRITING+PUBLIC SPEAK. COOK 89
F 2005 IN OUR OWN WORDS TORRICELLI 99
F 2005 NATURAL SPEAKER FUJISHIN 4TH 03