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Public Speaking Fundamentals helps students become effective public speakers, as well as critical listeners and evaluators of public communication. Students will learn the principles of audience adaptation, topic selection, organization, development of ideas and presentation of speeches. Each student will design and present a minimum of four public speeches. (Special 'Speaking Confidently' sections are available for the students with excessive levels of fear about public communication. Contact the School of Communication for applications.)

Distribution: Fundamental Academic Skills-Public Speaking

Communication Studies Minor

Students may earn a minor in communication studies. To fulfill the minor, students whose major is outside the School of Communication must complete 18 hours in communication studies courses, including 12 hours of upper-level (3000- and 4000-level) courses. All CMST classes except the course used to fulfill the general education oral communication competency ( CMST 1110 or CMST 2120 ) may count toward the minor in communication studies.  Cross-listed courses with CMST courses may also count.  Journalism and media communication majors may minor in communication studies by taking 12 hours of upper-level (3000- and 4000-level) courses in addition to the six hours of CMST courses already required for journalism and media communication majors, for a total of 18 hours. All courses in the minor must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Teacher Education

...C- or higher) and Communication Studies ( CMST 1110 or CMST 2120 ) (C- or higher) and...

Fundamental Academic Skills

...hour courses - CMST 1110 or CMST 2120 . Students may "test out" of CMST 1110 . Contact...

Universitywide Learning Communities

...90s, such as HIST 1120-098 or CMST 1110-099). The requirements below apply to...