Basic Speech

COM 113

YC Academy’s Basic Speech course focuses on the relevance of communication study today and how different situations and technologies demand the evaluation and application of appropriate communication techniques. Students in the course will apply communication studies to developing applications of communication including business presentations, public speaking, organizational communication, and small group communication.

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Course Outline

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Outcomes/Objectives

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Module #1

Foundations of Communication

  • Defining Communication
  • Verbal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Spoken Versus Written Communication

Module #3

International and Intercultural Communication

  • What is Intercultural Communication?
  • International Communication and the Global Marketplace
  • The Impact of International Organizational Styles

Module #5

Organizational Communication

  • What is Organizational Communication?
  • Giving Directions
  • Equal Contribution and Timelines
  • Asking Questions and Giving Feedback

Module #7

Professional Writing

  • Organizing and Brainstorming
  • Business Writing in Action: Text, Emails, and Netiquette
  • Business Writing in Action: Business Proposals and Reports
  • Practice Business Writing

Module #9

Delivering a Public Speech

  • Grabbing Attention
  • Delivering Your Speech
  • Asking and Answering Questions
  • Effective Critical Listening and Providing Feedback
  • A Guide to Delivering Your First Speech

Module #11

Speaking with Purpose: Information or Persuasion

  • Making Arguments
  • Persuasive Speaking
  • Informative Speaking
  • Professional Speaking in Daily Life
  • Interviews, Reviews, and Other Business Conversations
  • Practice Informative and Persuasive Presentations

Module #2

The Evolution and Impact of Mass Communication

  • What is Mass Communication?
  • Traditional Media
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Ethics and Mass Communication

Module #4

Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Communication

  • Self-Reflection and Self-Disclosure
  • Developing Personal Relationships and Conflict Management
  • Building Work Communities and Professional Networks

Module #6

Working in a Small Group

  • Groups: Roles, Organization, and Leadership
  • Groups: Teamwork and Projects
  • Groups: Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  • Trends and Technology for Group Communication

Module #8

Preparing a Public Speech

  • Ethics in Written and Spoken Communication
  • Developing and Preparing Your Speech
  • Speech Anxiety
  • Using Psychology for Recall and Understanding
  • A Guide to Preparing a Speech

Module #10

Adapting to Your Audience

  • Adapting Before the Speech
  • Adapting During the Speech
  • Adapting After the Speech

Module #12

Media Literacy, Technology, and Issues in Communication

  • What is Media Literacy?
  • Internet, Social Media, and Technology
  • Gender, Racial, and Cultural Sensitivity in Communication
  • Democratization of Communication
  • Comparative Advantage Speaking

Define, identify, and analyze the essential focus of communication study and theory, including the communication cycle, verbal and nonverbal communication, and the differences in spoken versus written communication.

Bloom’s level 4

Define, identify, and analyze the different disciplines within mass communication studies and the personal and global impacts and obligations when considering these disciplines.

Bloom’s level 4

Define, identify, and analyze the integral aspects of international and intercultural communication as they apply to global and local organizations and individuals working within these organizations.

Bloom’s level 4

Define, identify, and analyze the tenets of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication as they apply to working relationships in organizations as well as other aspects of daily life.

Bloom’s level 4

Demonstrate and apply the essential aspects of organizational and small group communication as they apply to work relationships, leadership, project management, team motivation, and online collaboration.

Bloom’s level 3

Evaluate and apply the fundamentals of professional writing and public speaking to create a business proposal and presentation.

Bloom’s level 5

Identify and apply communication theory to adapt to your audience.

Bloom’s level 3

Create an informative and a persuasive speech.

Bloom’s level 6

Analyze the trends and issues in modern society that impact communication.

Bloom’s level 4

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Module #1

Foundations of Communication

  • Defining Communication
  • Verbal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Spoken Versus Written Communication

Module #3

International and Intercultural Communication

  • What is Intercultural Communication?
  • International Communication and the Global Marketplace
  • The Impact of International Organizational Styles

Module #5

Organizational Communication

  • What is Organizational Communication?
  • Giving Directions
  • Equal Contribution and Timelines
  • Asking Questions and Giving Feedback

Module #7

Professional Writing

  • Organizing and Brainstorming
  • Business Writing in Action: Text, Emails, and Netiquette
  • Business Writing in Action: Business Proposals and Reports
  • Practice Business Writing

Module #9

Delivering a Public Speech

  • Grabbing Attention
  • Delivering Your Speech
  • Asking and Answering Questions
  • Effective Critical Listening and Providing Feedback
  • A Guide to Delivering Your First Speech

Module #11

Speaking with Purpose: Information or Persuasion

  • Making Arguments
  • Persuasive Speaking
  • Informative Speaking
  • Professional Speaking in Daily Life
  • Interviews, Reviews, and Other Business Conversations
  • Practice Informative and Persuasive Presentations

Module #2

The Evolution and Impact of Mass Communication

  • What is Mass Communication?
  • Traditional Media
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Ethics and Mass Communication

Module #4

Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Communication

  • Self-Reflection and Self-Disclosure
  • Developing Personal Relationships and Conflict Management
  • Building Work Communities and Professional Networks

Module #6

Working in a Small Group

  • Groups: Roles, Organization, and Leadership
  • Groups: Teamwork and Projects
  • Groups: Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  • Trends and Technology for Group Communication

Module #8

Preparing a Public Speech

  • Ethics in Written and Spoken Communication
  • Developing and Preparing Your Speech
  • Speech Anxiety
  • Using Psychology for Recall and Understanding
  • A Guide to Preparing a Speech

Module #10

Adapting to Your Audience

  • Adapting Before the Speech
  • Adapting During the Speech
  • Adapting After the Speech

Module #12

Media Literacy, Technology, and Issues in Communication

  • What is Media Literacy?
  • Internet, Social Media, and Technology
  • Gender, Racial, and Cultural Sensitivity in Communication
  • Democratization of Communication
  • Comparative Advantage Speaking

Outcomes/Objectives

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Define, identify, and analyze the essential focus of communication study and theory, including the communication cycle, verbal and nonverbal communication, and the differences in spoken versus written communication.

Bloom’s level 4

Define, identify, and analyze the different disciplines within mass communication studies and the personal and global impacts and obligations when considering these disciplines.

Bloom’s level 4

Define, identify, and analyze the integral aspects of international and intercultural communication as they apply to global and local organizations and individuals working within these organizations.

Bloom’s level 4

Define, identify, and analyze the tenets of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication as they apply to working relationships in organizations as well as other aspects of daily life.

Bloom’s level 4

Demonstrate and apply the essential aspects of organizational and small group communication as they apply to work relationships, leadership, project management, team motivation, and online collaboration.

Bloom’s level 3

Evaluate and apply the fundamentals of professional writing and public speaking to create a business proposal and presentation.

Bloom’s level 5

Identify and apply communication theory to adapt to your audience.

Bloom’s level 3

Create an informative and a persuasive speech.

Bloom’s level 6

Analyze the trends and issues in modern society that impact communication.

Bloom’s level 4

Outcomes/Objectives

Click on each tab to view its contents.

Define, identify, and analyze the essential focus of communication study and theory, including the communication cycle, verbal and nonverbal communication, and the differences in spoken versus written communication.

Bloom’s level 4

Define, identify, and analyze the different disciplines within mass communication studies and the personal and global impacts and obligations when considering these disciplines.

Bloom’s level 4

Define, identify, and analyze the integral aspects of international and intercultural communication as they apply to global and local organizations and individuals working within these organizations.

Bloom’s level 4

Define, identify, and analyze the tenets of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication as they apply to working relationships in organizations as well as other aspects of daily life.

Bloom’s level 4

Demonstrate and apply the essential aspects of organizational and small group communication as they apply to work relationships, leadership, project management, team motivation, and online collaboration.

Bloom’s level 3

Evaluate and apply the fundamentals of professional writing and public speaking to create a business proposal and presentation.

Bloom’s level 5

Identify and apply communication theory to adapt to your audience.

Bloom’s level 3

Create an informative and a persuasive speech.

Bloom’s level 6

Analyze the trends and issues in modern society that impact communication.

Bloom’s level 4

Course Outline

Click the + icon in each module to see its contents.

Module #1

Foundations of Communication

  • Defining Communication
  • Verbal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Spoken Versus Written Communication

Module #2

The Evolution and Impact of Mass Communication

  • What is Mass Communication?
  • Traditional Media
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Ethics and Mass Communication

Module #3

International and Intercultural Communication

  • What is Intercultural Communication?
  • International Communication and the Global Marketplace
  • The Impact of International Organizational Styles

Module #4

Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Communication

  • Self-Reflection and Self-Disclosure
  • Developing Personal Relationships and Conflict Management
  • Building Work Communities and Professional Networks

Module #5

Organizational Communication

  • What is Organizational Communication?
  • Giving Directions
  • Equal Contribution and Timelines
  • Asking Questions and Giving Feedback

Module #6

Working in a Small Group

  • Groups: Roles, Organization, and Leadership
  • Groups: Teamwork and Projects
  • Groups: Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  • Trends and Technology for Group Communication

Module #7

Professional Writing

  • Organizing and Brainstorming
  • Business Writing in Action: Text, Emails, and Netiquette
  • Business Writing in Action: Business Proposals and Reports
  • Practice Business Writing

Module #8

Preparing a Public Speech

  • Ethics in Written and Spoken Communication
  • Developing and Preparing Your Speech
  • Speech Anxiety
  • Using Psychology for Recall and Understanding
  • A Guide to Preparing a Speech

Module #9

Delivering a Public Speech

  • Grabbing Attention
  • Delivering Your Speech
  • Asking and Answering Questions
  • Effective Critical Listening and Providing Feedback
  • A Guide to Delivering Your First Speech

Module #10

Adapting to Your Audience

  • Adapting Before the Speech
  • Adapting During the Speech
  • Adapting After the Speech

Module #11

Speaking with Purpose: Information or Persuasion

  • Making Arguments
  • Persuasive Speaking
  • Informative Speaking
  • Professional Speaking in Daily Life
  • Interviews, Reviews, and Other Business Conversations
  • Practice Informative and Persuasive Presentations

Module #12

Media Literacy, Technology, and Issues in Communication

  • What is Media Literacy?
  • Internet, Social Media, and Technology
  • Gender, Racial, and Cultural Sensitivity in Communication
  • Democratization of Communication
  • Comparative Advantage Speaking

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