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Course Description

Communication Arts - COMA 103

Fundamentals of Speech (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course develops essential skills through directed practice in a variety of speech situations and furnishes basic knowledge necessary for intelligent speech improvement; stress is on speaker’s ideas, attitudes and audience adjustment.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Write effectively using well-supported statements.
  • Write an organized document that is free from mechanical errors.
  • Demonstrate the ability to speak clearly using well-supported statements.
  • Analyze written and verbal communications.
  • Interpret written and verbal communications.
  • Demonstrate the major techniques for delivering an effective and professional speech presentation (informative, entertaining and persuasive).
  • Demonstrate effective listening skills.
  • Explain principles and concepts required for effective listening skills.
  • Demonstrate effective communications with confidence.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 103141118Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.000/26/0ClosedT R  12:30 PM-02:10 PM LA160
 103141119Fund of Speech 3Wade G$12.005/25/0OpenM W  08:00 AM-09:40 AM LA160
 103141124Fund of Speech 3Wade G$12.003/26/0OpenM W  01:30 PM-03:10 PM LA160
 103141130Fund of Speech 3Wade G$12.000/26/0ClosedM W  10:00 AM-11:40 AM LA160
 103142383Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.006/26/0Open 
 103142737Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.008/26/0Open 

Fall; 2017; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 103047736Fund of SpeechOE/OE3Townsend K$12.0016/31/0Open 
 103141101Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.000/26/0ClosedM W  09:00 AM-10:20 AM LA170
 103141102Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.004/26/0OpenM W  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA170
 103141103Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.003/26/0OpenT R  09:30 AM-10:50 AM LA170
 103141104Fund of Speech 3Buslawski R$12.0021/26/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA170
 103141105Fund of Speech 3Buslawski R$12.0012/26/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM BTC100
 103141106Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0013/26/0OpenF  01:00 PM-03:54 PM LA170
 103141107Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0023/26/0OpenF  10:00 AM-12:54 PM LA170
 103141108Fund of Speech 3Buslawski R$12.007/26/0OpenM W  12:30 PM-01:50 PM LA170
 103141109Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.005/26/0OpenM W  02:00 PM-03:20 PM LA170
 103141111Fund of Speech 3Welsh R$12.0014/26/0OpenT  02:00 PM-04:54 PM LA170
 103141112Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.0016/26/0OpenM  04:00 PM-06:54 PM LA170
 103141116Fund of Speech 3Wade G$12.003/26/0OpenM W  12:00 PM-01:20 PM LA160
 103141117Fund of Speech 3Townsend K$12.0023/26/0OpenR  08:00 AM-10:54 AM LA160
 103141121Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0020/26/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA160
 103141127Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.0017/26/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA170
 103141129Fund of Speech 3Welsh R$12.0024/26/0OpenT  08:00 AM-10:54 AM LA160
 103141151Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.007/26/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA170
 103142922Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.003/26/0Open 
 103142926Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.007/26/0Open 
 103246013Fund of Speech 3Townsend K$12.0019/26/0OpenT  09:00 AM-11:54 AM RC660
 103246014Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0022/26/0OpenR  01:00 PM-03:54 PM RC660
 103246070Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0017/26/0OpenT  06:30 PM-09:24 PM RC660

Winter; 2018; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 5; Begins : 3/26/2018

 103112423Fund of SpeechOnline3Townsend K$12.0019/26/0Open 

Winter; 2018; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 1/8/2018

 103112473Fund of SpeechOnline3Moylan M$12.009/26/0Open 

Winter; 2018; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 3/12/2018

 103112458Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.0018/26/0Open 

Winter; 2018; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 103111112Fund of Speech 3Wade G$12.000/26/0ClosedM W  10:00 AM-11:40 AM LA160
 103111121Fund of Speech 3Buslawski R$12.0021/26/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:40 PM LA160
 103111153Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.0023/26/0OpenR  06:00 PM-09:38 PM LA170
 103112343Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.0019/26/0Open 

Winter; 2018; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 103111100Fund of Speech 3Townsend K$12.0021/26/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA170
 103111101Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0012/26/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-10:20 AM LA170
 103111102Fund of Speech 3Buslawski R$12.0019/26/0OpenF  09:00 AM-11:54 AM LA160
 103111104Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.009/26/0OpenT R  10:00 AM-11:20 AM LA160
 103111106Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.007/26/0OpenM W  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA170
 103111107Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.005/26/0OpenT R  11:30 AM-12:50 PM LA160
 103111109Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0021/26/0OpenF  01:00 PM-03:54 PM LA170
 103111114Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0026/26/0OpenF  09:00 AM-11:54 AM LA170
 103111116Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0012/26/0OpenM W  02:00 PM-03:20 PM LA170
 103111118Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0017/26/0OpenT  01:00 PM-03:54 PM LA170
 103111125Fund of Speech 3Buslawski R$12.0026/26/0OpenR  10:00 AM-12:54 PM LA170
 103111151Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.0018/26/0OpenT  06:30 PM-09:24 PM LA170
 103111152Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.0014/26/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA170
 103112926Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.0010/26/0Open 
 103112928Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.0020/26/0Open 
 103116808Fund of SpeechHybrid3Wade G$12.0013/26/0OpenW  01:00 PM-02:26 PM LA160
 103216046Fund of Speech 3Moskal S$12.0020/26/0OpenT R  09:00 AM-10:20 AM RC675
 103216166Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.0022/26/0OpenM  06:30 PM-09:24 PM RC440