Course objectives


    Knowledge objective

To construct conceptual and theoretical models that will guide preparation of and presentation of public speeches

    Skills objectives

To analyze audiences relative to specific rhetorical situations

To identify high quality, relevant databases and content to answer questions or provide information to meet specified audience needs.

To present an informative speech

To identify high quality, relevant databases and content to support arguments presented for persuasive purposes.

To construct compelling arguments based on audience analysis

To present a persuasive speech

To demonstrate ability to adopt and enact speaking styles expected by various audiences in various contexts.

To demonstrate ability for designing and using situation appropriate, mediated presentation (visual) aids

To use a poster to deliver an informal presentation to a changing audience

    Values objective

To value an audience focus for effective speaking