COMS 105 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking - GiGi Hessamian
|Course:||Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Hi everyone, and welcome to public speaking! My name is GiGi Hessamian, and I am your instructor. This course is designed to help you develop a variety of communication skills and provide you with an opportunity to practice public speaking in a supportive environment.
This course will help you to:
- Organize and deliver effective informative and persuasive speeches applying the principles of public speaking.
- Utilize effective research skills using traditional and electronic resources.
- Analyze public discourse.
What to Expect in this Course
Each student will complete both an informative and persuasive speech as well as a brief introduction speech. In order to be successful in this course you must have reliable access to the Internet, a web browser, word processing program, PowerPoint, webcam, microphone, and Zoom.
This is a 100% online class. We will not have weekly/face-to-face class meetings, but YOU WILL BE GIVING 3 SPEECHES via LIVE ZOOM SESSIONS on scheduled class days. It is important to understand all speeches must be presented LIVE to an audience of your classmates and will be faculty-supervised and faculty-evaluated.
Types of Assessments
In addition to three speeches, you will complete a variety quizzes, written activities, discussion forums, and exams online.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Fundamentals of Public Speaking OER textbook
The textbook for this course is an OER book that is free of charge. It will be made available when class begins.
Other Relevant Course Information
Students must complete all of the first week assignments to retain their spot in the class. Participation on weekly forums is also required. Failing to complete these items will result in being dropped from the class.
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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- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.
Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.
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Last updated: 06/02/2021 Sub#: 176