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Communication Studies: 101 - Kidd

Communications Studies 101

The purpose of this course is to train the student in critical thinking, research, and the organization of ideas presented in discussion and original speeches. To accomplish this purpose, students receive instruction and practical experience in audience analysis and adaptation, critical listening and evaluation. The entire course is designed to emphasize personal growth through effective oral communication. Public speaking is especially recommended for students who plan to enter the fields of salesmanship, law, teaching, or the ministry. It is a valuable part of leadership training.


A new invention (2016 - present)

  • New Invention Speech
  • Outline of the speech
    • MLA citation of the research article on the outline
  • Print or screen shot the first page of the article


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