CST 110 Syllabus
Division: Arts and Sciences Date: Feruary 2014
Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Liberal Arts
Course Number and Title: CST 110 – Introduction to Speech Communication
Credit Hours: 3 Hours/Wk Lecture: 3 Lec/Lab Comb:
I. Catalog Description:
CST 110 examines the elements affecting speech communication at the individual, small group, and public communication levels with emphasis on practice of communication at each level.
II. Relationship of the course to Curricula Objectives in which it is Taught:
Students successfully completing this course will demonstrate the ability to listen objectively and speak effectively in an organized manner, locate and utilize information sources, develop ability for critical thinking, recognize effective interpersonal skills, and recognize existence of different perspectives and cultural values. The course is an acceptable liberal arts elective and is required in some technical programs.
III. Required Background: None
IV. Course Content:
A. Informative Speech
B. Demonstration Speech
C. Persuasive Speech
E. Group Discussions
F. Abstract Presentations
G. Effective Introduction and Conclusion
V. Learner Outcomes
The student will
A. Demonstrate the ability to listen effectively
B. Demonstrate the ability to speak effectively
C. Demonstrate the ability to locate and utilize information sources
D. Demonstrate critical thinking skills
E. Recognize effective interpersonal communication skills
F. Recognize the existence of different perspectives and cultural values
Students will be required to prepare and execute multiple oral presentation projects defined by faculty. Students will be required to research topics and locate relevant and reliable information on them. Faculty may also require tests, quizzes, exams or other written projects which support the assessment of students.
All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.
VII. This course supports the following objectives:
DCC Educational Objectives:
Cultural and Social Understanding