COMM 101: Fundamentals of Communication

COMM 101-221: Lab for Lecture DL1
(Spring 2023)

10:30 AM to 12:20 PM M

Innovation Hall 330

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Section Information for Spring 2023

Many college students find public speaking to be too embarrassing. This common perspective of college students can be detrimental. Learning the basics of public speaking can greatly benefit your educational growth even if you aren’t a Comm major or even close to one. There are several ways in which public speaking skills can be beneficial to any college student in any field of study:

  1. Confidence

Public speaking is an excellent way to break out of your comfort zone and build confidence. Speaking out loud to a class or an even larger group of people is difficult for most people at first. Becoming comfortable and proficient at speaking out loud is a great confidence and self-esteem booster.

  1. Enhanced Speaking Skills

Public speaking is also a great way to enhance your speaking skills. Excellent or above average speaking skills are always a good way to look more professional and let others know that you have an edge over the competition.

  1. Presentation of Information

Public speaking is a great way to learn how to present information to a group effectively and efficiently. The more easily and confidently you can present information, the more credible you become to your audience.

  1. Career Influence

Being able to speak confidently and authoritatively will help you climb the ranks of nearly any organization within any field and allow you to motivate others below you. Also, being able to speak confidently under pressure can be an excellent skill when it comes to meetings with superiors or subordinates.

  1. Time Management

As most public speaking is done in a time frame, knowing how much time you have and how to use it effectively helps to strengthen time management skills. These strengthened time management skills can then be applied to many other tasks.

Taking a public speaking course can have many beneficial outcomes, even if you have no aspirations to find a career in public speaking. The skills learned within a public speaking course can be translated into many other fields of study and help anyone to become a better student and future employee!

Taking Comm 101 is more than worth your time.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Presents principles to develop appropriate and effective communication strategies in one-to-one and small group communication settings. Emphasizes analyzing and assessing communication skills to create and sustain effective communication in personal and professional relationships. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Oral Communication
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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