Course: CAS 151. Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
Prerequisites: EPT score of 151 or better, or the equivalent*; or EPT or equivalent and successful completion of 113A and 114A or equivalent. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of public speaking and verbal communication, with particular emphasis on issues related to the Central American experience. This course will include intensive practice in public speaking, logical reasoning and critical reasoning. Over the course of the semester, students will learn how to research, design, prepare and deliver effective and engaging oral presentations. Students will be required to deliver four speeches that address topics and themes relevant to Central America and the Central American diaspora. Relevant themes include Central American histories, societies and cultures; diverse ethnic, race, class, gender and sexual identities; histories of colonial and imperial intervention in Central America; diaspora, immigration, labor, national identity, social exclusion and political activism (Available for General Education, Basic Skills Oral Communication.)
*Effective Fall 2018, the EPT Exam has been replaced with Multiple Measures Assessment.