Welcome

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.

Course:

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: The Public Speaking Project - Virtual Text - multiple authors. (Textbook contained in Canvas shell - free textbook)

 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:

WINTER QUARTER 2021

COMM 1--Section 08Z--MW--11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. Online Instruction

COMM 1--Section 11Z--MW--1:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Online Instruction

 Available online M-W - 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

E-mail:ahernjames@fhda.edu

Classes I Teach

Winter 2021

CRNCourseSec.Title
35208COMM 18ZPublic Speaking
35211COMM 111ZPublic Speaking

Fall 2020

CRNCourseSec.Title
24354COMM 17ZPublic Speaking
24359COMM 111ZPublic Speaking

Contact

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


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