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Suggested Year of Study:2-3
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FSS

Department of Communication

Medium of Instruction:English



Course Description

The course aims to provide students with an introduction to the skills and practices of public speaking: this will be contextualized across the different socio-cultural and work situations in which they are likely to be required to speak, and with regard to the different groups they will have to address. The emphasis will be on four main areas:

1. speaking as a form of communication

2. the techniques of public speaking

3. understanding & addressing different kinds of audiences

4. researching the material to be dealt with in the speech

5. organizing the talk

6. using A/V aids

7. dealing with questions.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Course Goals

1. To enable students to become more effective public communicators.

2. To provide students with the basic theories and knowledge regarding the different forms of public communication..

3. To help students appreciate the relationship between public communication and cultural difference and diversity.

4. To provide students with an awareness of the importance of being literate in analyzing and understanding the needs of different kinds of public audiences.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Understand, describe and use theories of public communication.

2. Provide a basic analysis of specific public communication issues and problems, and explain how to deal with and overcome them.

3. Use the knowledge gained to become better, clearer and more economical in communicating in both interpersonal and group contexts.

4. Understand the relationship between different audiences and different approaches to public communication.

5. Function effectively across a wide variety of public communication genres.