University of Mississippi

Speech 102

FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

Course Description

Speech 102 explores the fundamentals of organizing, preparing, and delivering speeches in a variety of public forums. A key focus of the class is the applicability of speech communication to varied life situations.

Learning Objectives

  • Strengthen critical thinking skills through research, script development, and assessment.
  • Enhance organizational skills through the use of outlines in the speech preparation process.
  • Craft a message using effective language for audience and context.
  • Use research to provide evidence and reasoning for informative and persuasive presentations.
  • Increase effectiveness of vocal, verbal, and nonverbal delivery skills through practice.