This is a short-term, non-credit course that is part of the Professional Program at Southern States University. This course introduces students to rhetoric in oral discourse and includes the principles, theories, and practices of speech communication in interpersonal, small group, and public situations. Students will learn the components of speech organization, audience analysis, delivery, and presentation. At the end of the course, students will present several types of speeches geared towards the business community.
Advised English Proficiency: Intermediate or Higher Level.
A typical Professional Program class consists of 15 to 30 students. Each course has required learning materials. Classes are offered during the day or evening to fit a variety of schedules. Each course lasts four weeks for a total of 72 hours of meeting time, which is 18 hours per week.