May 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

COM 103 - Public Speaking and Professional Presentations


Course Description: This course presents basic commuincation skills required for effective composition and delivery in both public speaking and professional presentations.  Students engage in creating, delivering, and evaluating informative and persuasive speeches including extemporaneous and impromptu delivery.


ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Social Responsibility, and Personal and Professional Development.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Construct effectively organized, audience-centered, and professionally delivered oral presentations for informative and persuasive context using proper source documentation.
  • Gather and analyze the reliability and validity of print and electronic sources for building credibility in oral presentations.
  • Apply ethics and civility such as avoiding plagiarism, citing sources orally, developing tolerance for difference of opinion, and evaluating evidence and arguments when constructing and delivering oral presentations.
  • Execute oral presentations with verbal and nonverbal fluency in extemporaneous, impromptu and public reading delivery methods.
  • Report increased self confidence in oral ciommunication skills for interpersonal, group, and public settings.

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