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.
The CST 100 online sections are an online course with no required meetings on campus. In order to satisfy the course requirements and objectives each student must comply with the following technical requirements:
Each student MUST deliver her or his speech in front of an audience of at least five to ten adults. Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in a grade of "0" for the speech. Accepted settings for speech delivery are academic settings, professional/corporate organizations, civic organizations, clubs, councils and religious organizations. Speeches may not be delivered in domestic settings ( i.e. in the family home, family reunions, etc.). Failure to comply with the required setting will result in a grade of "0" for the speech.
Each student is responsible for the necessary equipment to record presentations. New River Community College and the office of Online Learning will not be considered responsible for providing equipment or services. Students who cannot provide the required audience, setting and/or equipment are directed to drop this course and add another section of CST 100 Public Speaking.
NRCC offers CST 100 as a traditional lecture course and as a hybrid online course. The hybrid courses are as follows:
Hybrid courses are structured with classwork being done online but students must meet on campus in order to deliver their speeches.
See the Course Plan provided by the instructor.
Tests can be taken by a variety of methods:
Please familiarize yourself with the testing procedures found in The Student's Guide to Online Learning. You will be responsible for knowing these procedures.
If you are unable to travel to campus to take your tests, you may need a proctor. A proctor is an individual who agrees to receive your tests from NRCC, administer them to you in a suitable environment and return them to NRCC in a timely fashion. This proctor will certify in writing to NRCC that you completed the test according to all the specified directions provided.
Proctors must be requested within one week after the DE Orientation, or one week from your enrollment if it falls after this date.
A proctor can be:
Please Note: Relatives, regardless of their position, are not permitted to be proctors. Students, regardless of their position, are not permitted to be proctors.
Requests for proctored tests and the individual proctor must be approved by the Online Learning office and/or your faculty member. NRCC reserves the right to reject requests or proctors for any reason. To request a proctor, fill out the PROCTOR REQUEST form and return it as soon as possible so that your tests will not be delayed.
It is your responsibility to keep in mind test deadlines when requesting a proctor. If approved, your tests will be mailed to the proctor within a week of your request. If you have any questions about the proctoring process, contact the Online Learning office 540-674-3614.
Proctors are required to: keep tests in a safe place until the student requests them; provide a testing-conducive environment for the students to test in; monitor the taking of test; mail the test, answer sheet and Test/Assignment Receipt back to NRCC Testing Center as soon as possible after completion; mail any remaining tests back to NRCC Testing Center at the end of the semester. Any fees for testing services or the return of tests to NRCC (cost of fax, U.S. Mail or UPS) are the responsibility of the student.
You may contact Jonathan Allen at 540-674-3600 ext. 4322, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Godbey Hall 35.
All students are welcome to ask questions to clarify assignments, to submit drafts of work, etc. and are encouraged to do so.