This is a performance course that includes the principles of human communication: intrapersonal, interpersonal and public. It surveys current communication theory and provides practical application.
This course explores principles of audience and environment analysis as well as the actual planning, rehearsing and presenting of formal speeches to specific audiences. Historical foundations, communication theories and student performances are emphasized. Students prepare and deliver short speeches, practice analytical listening, and engage in various communication exercises.
(Course offered only in the Fall Semester at the Decatur Campus) This course is designed to help students develop specific skills in the analysis and oral interpretation of poetry, prose, and drama. It includes a study of the elements of oral communication such as imagery, structure, and dramatic timing. Opportunity is given for public/classroom performance of literature.