COMP 1503  with "D" or better
This course deals with preparing, presenting, and critiquing the basic speech types: reporting, demonstration, and argumentation. Special attention is given to collecting, selecting, and arranging of material; to presenting and delivering; and to active listening and critical evaluating. The course stresses principles of interpersonal communication and provides a basis for the understanding of speech through utilizing various media. The course is designed to help students obtain the speaking skills with which to respond to various oral communication situations encountered throughout college and in professional, civic, and social areas before and after graduation. This course cannot be used to satisfy the six (6) hour humanities requirement for graduation. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.