I. Catalog Course Description
Introduction to the principles and practices of public speaking.
II: Course Objectives
Students will be able to:
- Develop the critical thinking about oral communication, both in interpersonal and group settings.
- Review the major theories of oral communication.
- Assess modern oral communication electronic media.
- Appreciate intercultural forms of communication and presentations.
- Assess speaking situations and audiences.
- Learn how to create, rehearse, and research presentations.
- Gain experience in delivering basic presentations.
III: Course Linkage
Educational Program Mission Linkage:
Oral Communications can be used for all degrees and certificates at WNC. It is most strongly linked to the missions for general education and the two primary transfer degrees: AA and AS. This course also helps prepare students to transfer successfully to baccalaureate degree programs.
General Education Program Outcomes:
This course fulfills Western Nevada College’s Student Learning Outcomes of ensuring that successful students:
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Are able to demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Understand the theoretical principles behind creating and maintaining a professional level Web site.
- Use current software to create, publish, and maintain a professional level Web site.
- Apply techniques appropriate to their specialty in the operation of a Web site.