This required course develops fundamental speech skills and the related theory. Among the topic areas are: delivery techniques, content analysis, research skills, speech organization, visual aids, audience analysis, nonverbal communication and listening skills. The students will have ample opportunity to develop and to improve these speech-related skills through a variety of public speaking situations. Students will select their topics, research the necessary materials, evaluate information in relation to the listeners’ needs and synthesize the message. By developing such skills, the students will be better able to take their places as responsible citizens and Christians in our society.