Oct 20, 2019
COM 340 - Public Communication: Theory and Practice (Put on reserve 9/16/18)
Survey of rhetorical theory and practice from ancient to modern times. Emphasis on rhetorical application to public speaking settings. (Put on reserve 9/16/18, will go inactive 8/24/21)
Prerequisite: students must be admitted to communication studies, public relations, film or journalism major in order to register for this course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Identify/explain and demonstrate understanding of how the spoken word can influence people
- To increase the student’s ability to effectively create and deliver a public speech.
- To enhance students’ ability to identify principles of public discourse and how it shapes and is shaped by events-both historical and contemporary, as well as influences from other societies/cultures
- To learn the processes whereby speaking becomes a communicative act where the speaker and the audience mutually create meaning.
- Identify/explain and demonstrate the goal of rhetorical training- a good person speaking well about significant topics to positive effect.
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