-COMM 203: Principles, Practice and Criticism of Public Speaking–
Section 511; Monday, Wednesday, & Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Section 515; Monday, Wednesday, & Friday; 9:00 a.m. -9:50 a.m.
BLOC 137; Spring 2008
Mr. Kevin Cosgriff-Hernandez
This is a supplemental syllabus to the Yellow Packet for COMM 203 Public Speaking, which is available in
the MSC Bookstore.
Communication 203: Principles, practice and criticism of public speaking. Training in speeches of
social and technical interest designed to teach students to develop and illustrate ideas and
information. Emphasis on public speaking that informs and persuades audiences.
COMM 203 Packet for Public Speaking
serves as the comprehensive course syllabus for this
It is a required text and is available at the MSC Bookstore.
The document you are now
reading is the
that gives more specific information on
section of COMM 203.
In addition, reference materials for this class are posted at elearning.tamu.edu
for COMM 203-
533 and 536.
It is your responsibility to read and familiarize yourself with course policies and
information presented in these documents.
Stephen E. Lucas, The Art of Public Speaking
ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.
Nancy J. Street and Zach Schaefer,
Packet for Public Speaking:
COMM 203, Spring
Available at MSC Bookstore.
3-ring binder for PACKET and this document,
CD-ROM or USB thumb drive
Attendance is required
It is expected that you will attend class, be prepared, ask questions and participate.
the skills and art of public speaking require practice, performance and participation.
you will learn in this class by doing.
Of course this is difficult to do if you miss class, or are
consistently late for class.
If you miss more than three course meetings, your grade will be
For more details about these policies, please review the course syllabus (Packet pgs.
Simply do not miss class.
(See REFERENCE 11)
If you cannot adhere to this policy, you
will not pass this course.
Check your NEO account every day
If you require accommodation for a disability, please contact the Office for Students with
Disabilities during the first week of class so that arrangements may be made.
will not be made retroactively.
“The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides