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CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking

Course Description

CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking provides students with an understanding of the process of human communication in public situations through the application of theory and principles of public address. Students will gain an overview of the process of public speaking, then learn the basic principles of speech preparation, and finally apply and adapt those principles when delivering various types of speeches.

Textbook

  • The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen Lucas 12th edition (Required)
  • Connect Lucas Plus Access Card for The Art of Public Speaking (Required)

Course Objectives

The main objectives of CST 100 are to help the student:

  • Overcome self-consciousness and physical tension when speaking.
  • Understand the communication process as it pertains to public speaking.
  • Develop good listening habits in a wide variety of speech situations.
  • Learn the techniques of effective speech preparation and presentation.
  • Understand the complexities and expectations of diverse audiences.
  • Analyze various audiences and speech occasions.
  • Understand the ethical choices and responsibilities facing the public speaker.
  • Develop and demonstrate speech making skills for a variety of speech situations, using extemporaneous delivery.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in outlining, composing and research skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in verbal and nonverbal skills necessary for public speaking.
  • Apply the ethical use of language.
  • Sharpen critical thinking skills.

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ACADEMIC CALENDARS:

Fall 2021 14-Week Session
Fall 2021 10-Week Session
Fall 2021 First 7-Week Session
Fall 2021 Second 7-Week Session
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Communication Studies And Theatre Department Contact Information

General questions and requests about the Communication Studies And Theatre program should be directed to Jonathan Allen 1-866-462-6722, extension 4322, or (540) 674-3600, extension 4322.
You may also email jmallen@nr.edu.

Communication Studies And Theatre Department Faculty

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

Jonathan Allen

 

Instructor of Communication

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Katherine Hall

 

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Scott Shaffer

 

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