Advanced Speech

This course encourages students to “think clearly, speak and write well, live according to consistent ideals, understand public issues, and use knowledge wisely.” Specifically, the goal of this class is to help you communicate more effectively.  Assignments in the course accomplish these goals by:

    • lessening the impact of communication apprehension;
    • enabling you to speak clearly, effectively and persuasively in both informal and formal circumstances;
    • refining research skills in order to discover credible supporting materials;
    • designing and incorporating visual aids to support and enhance oral presentations; and
    • improving your listening skills.


Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA to enroll in Communications Studies 101 (CMST 101) Introduction to Public Speaking at a reduced rate of tuition ($80 per credit hour or $240 total). Introduction to Public Speaking is a three credit hour course that is highly transferable.