Aug 12, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 112 - Persuasive Speech

4 Credit(s)

This course is designed help students understand the persuasive communication process so that they can prepare effective persuasive presentations and evaluate persuasive messages. Students will develop their proficiency through speech preparation and presentation, written analyses, and debate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Develop public speaking and argumentation skill.

2. Recognize the complexity of controversies, analyze issues and organize persuasive messages.

3. Analyze audiences and adapt messages to an audience.

4. Demonstrate skill in critical listening. 

5. Use presentation software to prepare and deliver a speech.

6. Locate and evaluate online and print information and increase selectivity in research.

7. Critique speeches and debates.

8. Understand goals and responsibilities in formal argumentations.

9. Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals.

10. Respond to the needs of diverse audiences and contexts. 

11. Build and manage relationships.

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