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COMS-105 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking - Asya Mazurova

Course:Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Professor:Asya Mazurova
  • Online
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Hello Class,

I'd like to wish each one of you a very warm welcome to the Public Speaking Communication course Coms 105.

My name is Asya Mazurova, and I will be your instructor. You can contact me through my e-mail:

Course Description

Group Communication course Coms 105 examines the principles and practices of public speaking, communication theory, and techniques for public speaking. They include speech organization, development, research, audience analysis, reasoning, and presentation skills for the development of informative and persuasive speeches. Our course will be divided into weekly Modules. It is a Hybrid course and in person attendance is required as much as online homework.

What to Expect in this Course

  • In the left-hand navigation frame, The Course Home is the first thing you see when you enter our course followed by the Syllabus and the Modules tabs.
  • Under Modules, you will find the content area for each Week. While the layout of the content area varies from week to week, it usually consists of reading and lecture material, tasks to complete, and a quiz.
  • Lecture/Slideshow – Students should read through every Module reading material and attend a lecture in preparation to take quizzes/exams. Courses may contain written lectures or PowerPoint presentations or both as well as links to videos and articles.
  • Homework - Individual work is submitted through the Assignment box.
  • Speeches will be presented in the classroom.
  • Quizzes/Exams - Progress in the courses is assessed in large part through Weekly quizzes or Exams. Quizzes/Exams are usually multiple choice and/or true/false. All exams will be proctored completely online.
  • Standardized Grading Structure – Grades are assigned based on the standard: you will be given individual grades for the required components for each week posted in the “Grades” section. Your Syllabus outlines how many points every assignment is worth.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Open Educational Resource

Other Relevant Course Information

Again, welcome to class and I am looking forward to meeting everyone in this course! 


Asya Mazurova, Communication Studies, M.A

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Last updated: 10/06/2021 Sub#: 743