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COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking

Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Course Outcomes
  • Distinguish among the purposes of informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches.
  • Present well-developed and appropriately organized informative (e.g., demonstration speeches, introductory speeches, researched speeches, etc.) and persuasive speeches (e.g., factual speeches, policy speeches, value speeches).
  • Critically and constructively evaluate the oral communication of both the self and other speakers.
  • Use appropriate and effective verbal and nonverbal delivery to communicate messages consistent with the presentation’s purpose, context, and audience.
  • Define and explain the basic principles and theories of oral communication.
  • Recognize the importance of audience analysis and adaptation of messages, style, and delivery to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
  • Conduct research to find appropriate and credible supporting materials that meet the needs of the situation, the type of speech, and the audience.
  • Synthesize information from multiple sources to construct an argument.
  • Gain confidence speaking in front of audiences appropriate for the mode of instructional delivery by developing skills and strategies for overcoming communication apprehension.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Communication
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 13, Rm 213
Faculty: Schmidlapp
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MW from 10:00AM to 11:50AM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MW from
10:00AM to 11:50AM
Section: 100
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 13, Rm 215
Faculty: Schmidlapp
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MW from 12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MW from
12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 101
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 13, Rm 215
Faculty: Kindell
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Open Seats: 2
Meets: TTH from 2:00PM to 3:50PM
Section: 200
Open Seats: 2
Meets: TTH from
2:00PM to 3:50PM
Section: 200
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: White
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 1
Meets: MW from 8:00AM to 9:50AM
Section: 1V0
Open Seats: 1
Meets: MW from
8:00AM to 9:50AM
Section: 1V0
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Leonard
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 2
Meets: TTH from 10:00AM to 11:50AM
Section: 2V0
Open Seats: 2
Meets: TTH from
10:00AM to 11:50AM
Section: 2V0
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Boyle
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MW from 2:00PM to 3:50PM
Section: 1V1
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MW from
2:00PM to 3:50PM
Section: 1V1
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Hunt
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MW from 5:00PM to 6:40PM
Section: NV2
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MW from
5:00PM to 6:40PM
Section: NV2
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Madden
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 2
Meets: TTH from 5:00PM to 6:50PM
Section: NV1
Open Seats: 2
Meets: TTH from
5:00PM to 6:50PM
Section: NV1
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Hunt
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MW from 7:00PM to 8:50PM
Section: NV0
Open Seats: 3
Meets: MW from
7:00PM to 8:50PM
Section: NV0
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Leonard
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Requires recording 5 speeches in front of a live audience created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 6
Section: 500
Open Seats: 6
Section: 500
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Leonard
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Requires recording 5 speeches in front of a live audience created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 8
Section: 501
Open Seats: 8
Section: 501
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Geers
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Requires recording 5 speeches in front of a live audience created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 1
Section: 502
Open Seats: 1
Section: 502
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Geers
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Requires recording 5 speeches in front of a live audience created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 3
Section: 503
Open Seats: 3
Section: 503
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Leembruggen
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Complete work online when it fits your schedule while adhering to weekly deadlines. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Requires recording 5 speeches in front of a live audience created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 9
Section: 504
Open Seats: 9
Section: 504
Face to Face
Centerville Campus
Centerville, Rm 110
Faculty: Bernard
Term: Summer 2021
Format: Condensed content. Shorter than normal term. Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Open Seats: 4
Meets: TTH from 8:00AM to 9:50AM
Section: C01
Open Seats: 4
Meets: TTH from
8:00AM to 9:50AM
Section: C01