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COM 146


Semester Units




Course Description

This course explores the interrelationship between speech and thought in the context of public speaking skill development. It provides students with resources and opportunities that will enhance their abilities to think through and craft well-structured speeches. Through weekly self-evaluation, and peer and instructor critique, students improve their public speaking skills and become more effective in ministry.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate critical habits of mind in the planning and delivery of speeches, in reflecting on the effectiveness of those communication events, and provide feedback to their classmates.

  • Show an ability to frame content coherently for a number of public speaking settings

  • Improve their delivery skills by applying communication techniques.

  • Demonstrate a competence in communication that is theologically and pastorally appropriate, including oral delivery and critical evaluation of self and others.

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