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CST 110: Introduction to Speech Communication (3 Credits)

This course provides the student with a theoretical and practical survey of the field of speech communication, including the opportunity to practice competencies with feedback to enhance communication confidence

Course Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Fluency in Standard American English. Recommend proficiency in reading and writing at English 111 level.


If you do well in this course, you will be able to:

  1. comprehend and apply communication principles in personal, small group, and public situations
  2. report increased self-confidence in communication settings
  3. express their ideas with verbal fluency
  4. apply knowledge of nonverbal communication in sending and receiving messages
  5. demonstrate critical thinking competencies
  6. demonstrate the ability to organize information
  7. adapt messages and behaviors to different communication contexts
  8. employ appropriate listening and responding behaviors
  9. demonstrate understanding and respect for cultural and social diversity


Your course grade will be determined by the successful completion of the following assignments:

Assignment Points % of Grade
Syllabus Quiz 15 2%
Dimensions of Self Activity 50 7%
Informative Speech on Culture 60 8%
Interpersonal Communication Film Paper 100 14%
Group Project and Participation 120 16%
Group Project Role Reflection 30 4%
Persuasive Speech Analysis 75 10%
Five Discussion Boards (20 pts each) 100 13%
Exam 1 (Chapters 1-7) 100 13%
Exam 2 (Chapters 8-14) 100 13%

Your final grade will be based on the following scale. Please note that you must also pass both proctored exams in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other assignments. Additionally, if you do not complete the Informative Speech and Exam 1, you will not be allowed to complete the group project.

Grade Points Percent
A 675-750 90-100
B 600-674 80-89
C 525-599 70-79
D 450-524 60-69
F 0-449 0-59

There are 3 exams in this course.

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Last Updated: May 5, 2015