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    Requires Presentations

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    • Profile picture
    Oct 29, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It's not as difficult as regular public speaking courses, because it focuses more on interpersonal communication (the communication between you and another person) rather than speaking in front of a group. It also touches on lots of life lessons I feel are important for everyone to learn

    Course highlights:

    You learn how to have healthy disagreements with people, without having them escalate into nasty name-calling arguments. A big feature of this class is the usage of I-language, which focuses on telling the other person how a situation makes you feel, rather than simply pointing the finger of blame at someone

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Keep up with the syllabus. Sometimes the assignments sneak up on you. Overall the class isn't that hard but her tests are difficult. Study her powerpoints often, only take notes on what isn't explicitly stated in them

    • Fall 2016
    • Moore
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Requires Presentations
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    Oct 05, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    In general, I would highly recommend this class to any comm student or students that need to fulfill their general education requirements. The teacher, Mika Garard, has a great sense of humor and does a great job of giving examples of every concept that is covered. In addition, she is always willing to help if you need any kind of assistance. She is strict and has high expectations for her students, but the coursework is very applicable to real life and worth learning. I wouldn't, however, recommend taking this class at 8am in the summer. As you can imagine, that is extremely early for the summer.

    Course highlights:

    In this class, we had to do three separate speeches throughout the semester pertaining to one of our relationships that we seemed to have issues with. Not only did the students get great experience public speaking (most students showed drastic improvements as each speech passed), but we also learned how to read our peers better, how to handle conflict, and what is expected of interpersonal relationships.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    My advice would be to keep up with the reading, which is not bad at all. I would also advise future students to go to the professor's office hours and build a relationship. Lastly, I would highly suggest to take this course because I can't emphasize enough how important communication is in our everyday life and this course definitely emphasizes this.

    • Summer 2016
    • Mika Garard
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Requires Presentations
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    Aug 29, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I loved this course. Cameron made it so easy to take this course. He even had an outline that we had to do for every speech we did. We didn't have much to fret about except speaking in front of people. Even then he made it easy for us. Cameron made sure to make the class feel like a safe environment. The topics for the speeches he had us do were great too. We never felt bored with what we had to speak about.

    Course highlights:

    I overall learned how to write an overall engaging, informative, powerful speech. Cameron taught us how to structure a speech properly and how to capture our audience with a single phrase. Another great thing I learned was how to present myself in front of an audience. I also learned how not to appear nervous and look confident, even though I would be sweating bullets.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely practice your speech the night before to memorize it. If you can memorize/practice it before I highly recommend doing so. Do NOT write your speech the night before.

    • Spring 2014
    • Cameron Sublett
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Requires Presentations

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