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Public Speaking   (COM-209)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Public Speaking introduces the essential techniques and concepts of public speaking with an emphasis on how to structure, research and build a speech. You will have the opportunity to refine your skills as a speaker by producing two speeches that you must record and submit for critiquing. Among the skills you will practice are: topic selection, speech organization, selection of supporting material, and delivery techniques.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain and demonstrate how Public Speaking differs from written communication
  • Select relevant topics of interest to yourselves and your audience
  • Plan and organize a thoughtful speech
  • Select appropriate supporting material to strengthen your speech
  • Create a meaningful thesis that is supported throughout the speech
  • Design introductions, conclusions and transitions and employ them in a speech
  • Use organizational speech patterns effectively
  • Employ effective delivery techniques to speak effectively
  • Use delivery techniques to overcome nervousness
  • Demonstrate the effective use of non-verbal communication
  • Employ persuasive speaking techniques effectively
  • Build an argument and advocate for it clearly and effectively
  • Employ effective language in your speech
  • Demonstrate the effective use of visuals
  • Build interesting content into your speeches.

Available by DSST exam. 
Advanced Public Speaking   (COM-309)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Advanced principles of public speaking and their practical implementation for effective communication

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Recognize and discuss the role of visual aids and their use and misuse
  • Identify characteristics of the complementary elements of content and delivery/preparation and presentation of a speech
  • Identify the basic elements of a successful speech, along with effective ways to open/close a speech
  • Recognize and discuss PowerPoint Do's and Don'ts
  • Demonstrate examples of effective public speeches (with video presentations of students' own speeches and/or critique of live public speeches)

 
Presentational Speaking   (COM-290)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Preparation and delivery of oral presentations for business and professions. Emphasis on persuasion, evidence, organized sequences and uses of multimedia side.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Select a relevant topic of interest to your audience.
  • Identify sources of research: Internet, Library, Interviews.
  • Determine the components of the speech, including appropriate visuals, handouts, demonstrations.
  • Use PowerPoint effectively.
  • Write and deliver the speech.
  • Anticipate and handle questions during and after the presentation.
  • Provide a YouTube video of a presentation using key elements of effective speech delivery--speak loudly and clearly; avoid space fillers, maintain eye contact, use hand gestures effectively, speak slowly, use vocal variety, etc..
  • Rehearse for presentations.
  • Measure the effectiveness of your presentation.
  • Cope with the potential and pitfalls of using technology.

 
Business Italian II   (ITA-323)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Continued study of the vocabulary, protocol and styles of correspondence, and documents common to the Italian-speaking business world.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Additional vocabulary in the Italian-speaking business world;
  • Additional protocol and styles of correspondence in the Italian-speaking business world;
  • Continued knowledge of one aspect of the Italian-speaking business world (a particular industry, discipline, etc.).

 
Spanish American Cultural History I   (SPA-251)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Survey of the development of the politics, culture, economics, and literary and artistic trends of Spanish-speaking nations of the western hemisphere.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify pre-Columbian social, political and cultural history of in the Spanish-speaking regions of Latin America: Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, the Andean Region and the southern cone
  • Identify post-Columbian social, political and cultural history of in the Spanish-speaking regions of Latin America: Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, the Andean Region and the southern cone
  • Explore the ideas and contributions of selected authors focusing on comparisons and contrasts of the different civilizations of Spanish speaking countries in Latin America.

 
Hispanic Culture II   (SPA-256)   3.00 s.h.  
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Survey of present cultural, social, and political aspects of Spanish-speaking countries. 
Hispanic Culture I   (SPA-253)   3.00 s.h.  
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Survey of the early period cultural, social, and political aspects of Spanish-speaking countries. 
Beginning Romanian I   (ROM-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the spoken and written language, emphasizing the skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. 
Beginning Malay I   (MAL-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the spoken and written language, emphasizing the skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. 
Business Spanish I   (SPA-380)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the vocabulary, protocol and styles of correspondence, and documents common to the Spanish-speaking business world. 
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