PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • Program: Communications
  • Course: Public Speaking
  • Course #: COMM2130
  • Credits: 3

Course Description

In this course, students will learn organization, preparation, and delivery skills to become effective communicators in both individual and group presentations. Emphasis will be on audience analysis, research and organization, speech construction, and delivery techniques. Listening and evaluation skills will also be practiced.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Analyze the components of speeches
Select appropriate topics
Analyze audiences
Identify sources of information
Evaluate information for supporting materials
Document authoritative data
Create outline of presentations
Identify effective delivery methods
Apply persuasive strategies
Apply effective delivery methods

Credit Details
  • Credits: 3
  • Credit Type: lecture
  • Lab Credits:  0
  • MnTC: 1
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie