• Program: Communications
  • Course: Public Speaking
  • Course #: COMM2130
  • Total 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:
Describe the components of speeches
Demonstrate appropriate topic selection, audience analysis, organization, and content development in a speaker-audience setting
Evaluate sources of information and support materials
Create preparation and delivery outlines for speeches
Document support material using correct citation format
Perform informative and persuasive messages
Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal delivery techniques that are well suited to the occasion and audience
Utilize appropriate research strategies to discover and ethically integrate supporting materials from diverse sources and points of view
Demonstrate the ability to provide feedback on public discourse

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

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