Tompkins Cortland Community College

ENGL201 - Public Speaking


Public speaking is designed for students from any discipline at any level to improve skills for speeches and oral presentations. Analyzing and adapting to different audiences, purposes, and situations is required. A primary focus of the course will be selecting and organizing information into effective and ethical speeches while using available technology to enhance presentations. The course offers an opportunity for practice and discussion of the role of research, civility and diversity in public discourse, and delivery strategies. ENGL 201 fulfills the SUNY General Education Basic Communication requirement for oral skills skills and can be used as a Liberal Arts, Humanities, or Unrestricted Elective in any program. Prerequisite: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 100. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.