2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

COM 113 Oral Communication

(Formerly SPE 113)

3 hours 

The goal of this introductory oral communication course is to improve students' communication skills and to develop their understanding and appreciation of the importance of oral communication in their personal and professional lives. Students learn practical models for presenting their ideas and influencing audiences. Learning to research, organize ideas and to argue or defend positions is essential for one's preparation for public service.




This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Communications area of the Gen Ed Program.