Speech

Course Description

This course is an introduction to public speaking that emphasizes the communication process, types of speeches, and argumentation.  The purpose of this course is to prepare students for public speaking situations, decrease speaker anxiety, and provide them with basic principles of research and organization needed for effective speeches.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

9-12

Materials

  • Basic school supplies
  • Audio/video software

Duration

1 Semester

Credit Value

0.5

Prerequisites

None

Major Concepts

  • The Communication Process
  • Types of Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Persuasion
  • Argumentation