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Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Course NumberCOM 112W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 or WRITING LEVEL 2. Offers training in the fundamental processes of oral expression, with an emphasis on speaking and listening as the coordination of perception and expression. Practices the basic principles, components, and skills for the development and delivery of presentations in specific communication situations. Credit may be earned in any SPH 112 course or any COM 112 course, but not both.. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of the communication process.
  1. Distinguish the elements in the communication process.
  2. Develop an understanding of diversity and its impact on communication.
  3. Develop an awareness of various speech presentations. 1. Informative 2. Persuasive 3. Manuscript 4. Impromptu 5. Extemporaneous
  4. Differentiate the lines of communication 1. Intrapersonal 2. Interpersonal 3. Group 4. Public 5. Mass communication

Develop research principles.
  1. Assess knowledge of the topic and the suitability of the topic for speaking occasion.
  2. Analyze audience demographics; interests; attitudes; and knowledge of topic.
  3. Develop research strategy.
  4. Access research information from a variety of credible sources.
  5. Evaluate research information.
  6. Organize information.

Develop outlining techniques.
  1. Organize the introduction.
  2. Organize the body.
  3. Organize the conclusion.
  4. Arrange outline using proper outline stage.

Employ effective presentation delivery techniques.
  1. Demonstrate effective use of language.
  2. Demonstrate effective use of voice.
  3. Demonstrate effective use of eye contact.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate facial expressions and gestures.
  5. Demonstrate effective use of posture.
  6. Demonstrate effective use of visual aids to illustrate and reinforce message.

Demonstrate an understanding of the listening process.
  1. Differentiate listening from hearing.
  2. Describe the listening process.
  3. Examine listening obstacles from both speaker and listener perspective.
  4. Employ listening skills and speaker strategies to promote listening.
  5. Demonstrate ability to listen to and respond to audience feedback following presentations.

Interact productively with others to promote learning of all of the above Outcomes and Objectives.

    Utilize writing to promote learning of all of the above Outcomes and Objectives.

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