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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$12.0015/26/0OpenT R  12:30 PM-02:10 PM LA160
 103141119Fund of Speech 3Wade G$12.0010/25/0OpenM W  08:00 AM-09:40 AM LA160
 103141124Fund of Speech 3Wade G$12.0013/26/0OpenM W  01:30 PM-03:10 PM LA160
 103141130Fund of Speech 3Wade G$12.001/26/0OpenM W  10:00 AM-11:40 AM LA160
 103142383Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.0020/26/0Open 
 103142737Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.0010/26/0Open 

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

 103047736Fund of SpeechOE/OE3Townsend K$12.0030/31/0Open 
 103141101Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.008/26/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-10:20 AM LA170
 103141102Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.006/26/0OpenM W  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA170
 103141103Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0015/26/0OpenT R  09:30 AM-10:50 AM LA170
 103141104Fund of Speech 3Buslawski R$12.0026/26/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA170
 103141105Fund of Speech 3Buslawski R$12.0023/26/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM BTC100
 103141106Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0018/26/0OpenF  01:00 PM-03:54 PM LA170
 103141107Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0022/26/0OpenF  10:00 AM-12:54 PM LA170
 103141108Fund of Speech 3Buslawski R$12.0015/26/0OpenM W  12:30 PM-01:50 PM LA170
 103141109Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0014/26/0OpenM W  02:00 PM-03:20 PM LA170
 103141111Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0016/26/0OpenT  02:00 PM-04:54 PM LA170
 103141112Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.0014/26/0OpenM  04:00 PM-06:54 PM LA170
 103141116Fund of Speech 3Wade G$12.000/26/2ClosedM W  12:00 PM-01:20 PM LA160
 103141117Fund of Speech 3Townsend K$12.0026/26/0OpenR  08:00 AM-10:54 AM LA160
 103141121Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0024/26/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA160
 103141127Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.0024/26/0OpenT R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM LA170
 103141129Fund of Speech 3Moskal S$12.0026/26/0OpenT  08:00 AM-10:54 AM LA160
 103141151Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.0017/26/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA170
 103142922Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.005/26/0Open 
 103142926Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.0012/26/0Open 
 103246013Fund of Speech 3Townsend K$12.0019/26/0OpenT  09:00 AM-11:54 AM RC660
 103246014Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0025/26/0OpenR  01:00 PM-03:54 PM RC660
 103246070Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0020/26/0OpenT  06:30 PM-09:24 PM RC660

Spring; 2017; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/8/2017

 103027733Fund of SpeechOE/OE3Townsend K$12.0014/31/0Open 
 103121100Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.008/26/0OpenT R  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA170
 103121101Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0010/26/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-04:10 PM LA170
 103121102Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0014/26/0OpenM W  08:30 AM-11:40 AM LA160
 103121103Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.009/26/0OpenM W  12:00 PM-03:10 PM LA170
 103121160Fund of Speech 3Kirkby F$12.0011/26/0OpenT R  06:00 PM-09:10 PM LA170
 103122926Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.007/26/0Open 
 103122928Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.004/26/0Open 
 103122942Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.000/26/0Closed 
 103226152Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0013/26/0OpenM W  06:00 PM-09:10 PM RC675

Summer; 2017; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/3/2017

 103131104Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0019/26/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA170
 103131105Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0015/26/0OpenT R  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA170
 103131107Fund of Speech 3Taylor J$12.0013/26/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-04:10 PM LA170
 103131153Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0018/26/0OpenT R  06:00 PM-09:10 PM LA170
 103132926Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.004/26/0Open 
 103132928Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.008/26/0Open 
 103132934Fund of SpeechOnline3Bowers A$12.007/26/0Open 
 103236006Fund of Speech 3Moylan M$12.0023/26/0OpenM W  12:30 PM-03:40 PM RC675

Summer; 2017; COMMUNICATION ARTS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/6/2017

 103037708Fund of SpeechOE/OE3Townsend K$12.0016/31/0Open