651 Honors Speech Communications

1 semester, ½ credit (With ECC option)

Open to juniors and seniors

Prerequisite:  Passing grade in 641 Speech, teacher approval, and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5

This course must be taken for college credit. This college level course is a practical study of designing and delivering various forms of public speeches. The course will explore the essentials of speech design and delivery, will go further in-depth into planning and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches, and will introduce the delivery of impromptu, entertainment, and special occasion speeches along with radio broadcasting and mass media performances.

This course may be taken for college credit. If student elects to take this course for college credit (ECC course CT 110, 3 credit hours), an additional fee will apply.


By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Employ public speaking and communication skills. 
  2. Review the basic strategies of speech organization and delivery.
  3. Design, outline, and deliver persuasive, informative, entertainment, special occasion, and impromptu speeches.
  4. Participate in various speaking atmospheres, including classroom, auditorium, and mass media formats.
  5. Deliver various styles of speeches, including memorized, extemporaneous, written, and impromptu.
  6. Identify and utilize effective strategies in small group communication.
  7. Critically evaluate various forms of communication. 
  8. Record and assess their own speaking.


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Informative speaking 
  2. Persuasive speaking 
  3. Entertainment and special occasion speaking 
  4. Impromptu speaking 


This curriculum last updated on January 27, 2021, by the Fine Arts Department.