Public Speaking/Speech & Debate

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ACA students will be introduced to public speaking as an important component of their academic, work, and social lives. They will study public speaking occasions and develop skills as fair and critical listeners of spoken information and persuasion. Students study the basic types of speeches (informative, persuasive, dramatic, and special occasion). They will read and listen to model speeches, and prepare and present their own speeches. They will learn to choose speaking topics and adapt them for specific audiences, to research and support their ideas, and to benefit from listener feedback. They will also study how to incorporate well-designed visual and multimedia aids in presentations. They will also learn the ethics of public speaking and techniques for managing communication anxiety.

Text and Supplies:

1 3-ring binder with paper

3×5 index cards

$10 copy fee

Instructor Information: TBD