Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Bell, Lisa
Discipline and Number
COMM 3301 Section 001
TR Time 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Course Title
Business and Professional Communication

Description of Course:

More than just talking to – much less at – an audience, presenters have four aims: to be heard, to be understood, to be respected, and to be remembered. Presenters accomplish these aims when they balance content development, visual design, and delivery. Public and Professional Speaking (COMM 3301) prepares you for these professional communication opportunities and challenges by developing analytical, organizational, and stylistic skills to help you become a more confident and savvy communicator.

Required Texts:

To be determined.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Class activities blend brief lectures with discussion and exercises. In-class workshops and exercises contribute significantly to the learning process. If you cannot commit to attending class regularly and participating actively, you will not get full value from Public and Professional Speaking. Formal presentations will comprise the majority of the course grade (probably five, but that number will depend on course enrollment). Speech preparation and critique materials, including individual meetings with the instructor, will also contribute to the course grade.

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