Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100. Prerequisite(s): None.
Description: This course provides a practical and theoretical introduction to the fundamental principles of public speaking through an audience-centered approach, and a forum for practicing public speaking skills. Students discover, develop, and criticize ideas in public discourse through research, reasoning, organization, composition, presentation, and evaluation of various types of speeches, including informative and persuasive speeches. Critical thinking and listening skills are realized through speaker and audience analysis. Speeches are delivered in both impromptu (spontaneous) and extemporaneous (prepared) modes. Transfer: CSU: A1, UC. (IGETC: 1C)