COMS 105 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking - Hannah Carter
|Course:||Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Welcome to COMS 105, Fundamentals of Public Speaking. My name is Hannah Carter and I’ve been an instructor for Public Speaking and other Communication Studies courses for the past 5 years. I’m excited to be your instructor in an online discovery of Public Speaking! If you are afraid or apprehensive of public speaking- know that you are not alone! The National Institute of Mental Health reports that public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, affects about 73% of the population. My job and my goal is to help reduce that anxiety by providing practical tools for improving your communication skills in public speaking settings.
This course was designed to help you develop a variety of communication skills and provide you with an opportunity to practice public speaking in a supportive environment. The Student Learning Outcomes for this course are to organize and deliver effective informative and persuasive speeches applying the principles of public speaking, utilize effective research skills using traditional and electronic resources, and analyze public discourse.
What to Expect in this Course
This course is an onlineLIVE/online course. All weekly content learning will be done virtually through modules on Canvas but speeches will be given live over Zoom. Students will be completing coursework using Canvas and other online tools. For example, I will post class materials such as syllabus, readings, assignments, videos, tests, etc. Unless otherwise stated, all module work will be due on Thursday and responses due Sunday. I will also make class announcements through the news forum. When the class becomes available on the first day of the semester, you can access our online course using the following link: https://coc.instructure.com
Types of Assessments
The course will consist of weekly module discussions and assignments, written analysis, online exams, and speeches given over Zoom.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
The free OER will be available as PDF files on the Canvas page.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
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Last updated: 10/05/2021 Sub#: 715