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CAS 100C (GWS) Effective Speech (3) Principles of communication, implemented through analysis and evaluation of messages, with some attention to formal speaking and group discussion.

CAS 100C Effective Speech (3)

This is a general education course designed to introduce students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on the analysis and evaluation of messages. Toward the end, class size is limited and class meetings will involve considerable attention to individual and group work in message analysis and critique. Through in-class activities, lecture, and discussion, this course focuses on the critical analysis of persuasive messages. This course will enable student to be better prepared to analyze both written and oral messages, work in groups, and develop effective presentations. Students will deliver a minimum of two public speeches and work on at least one group assignment. Public presentations will be evaluated for content, organization, and presentation. Exams will test students ability to synthesize and apply course concepts from the textbook and lectures.

General Education: GWS
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2003

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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