Welcome Message

Welcome to De Anza College and to COMM 1 (Public Speaking – CRN: 45501) – 3Y – S24. This class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. in L43.

I look forward to meeting and working with you during this quarter.

COMM 1 – 3Y – S24 - This is a HYBRID (meets on-campus and online) class from April 8, 2024, to June 28, 2024.

The textbook entitled “The Public Speaking Project: The Virtual Text” is free and contained in the Canvas Module section.

The following statement appears on the De Anza College website:
COMM 1.03Y: HYBRID, meets on-campus and online. This class meets each week on campus and online as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Contact Information:

Contact the instructor if you have any questions by emailing:

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James Ahern, M.A., J.D

Speech Instructor

Communication Studies Department

De Anza College

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