Do you suffer from glossophobia? Are you required to take a speech course for your degree? Have you delayed taking a speech course until your last quarter at De Anza College?

Join us in a non-judgmental "workshop" where you can explore any fears you may have about public speaking. You'll receive constructive criticism about the content and delivery of your presentations from the instructor (one-on-one verbal and written) and from your peers.

You'll have many speaking opportunities to improve or polish your public speaking skills. If you're looking for a challenge, if you're striving to reach your potential as a public speaker, then this class may enable you to meet your needs.


COMM 1--Public Speaking

Course Description for COMM 1 (catalog): "Theory and techniques of public speaking in a democratic society. An introduction to a variety of perspectives and approaches used to research, organize, deliver, and evaluate public presentations."

Textbook: Assigned readings to be reviewed in class.

 Note to Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide the instructor with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five day notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS main number TTY:408.864.8748) or EDC advisor (864-8839 EDC main number). 

Schedule of Classes:


COMM 1--Section 18Y--MW--1:30-3:20 p.m. L 45

 Online: Mondays and Wednesdays - 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

COMM 1--Section 21Y--MW--3:30-5:20 p.m. L 45

Online Office Hour: Mondays and Wednesdays - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Online: Mondays and Wednesdays - 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. 


Office Phone: 408-864-8999 Ext: 3179

Classes I Teach

Fall 2019

24359COMM 118YPublic Speaking
24362COMM 121YPublic Speaking


Email: James Ahern
Phone: 408-864-8999 Ext.: 3179




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