Public Speaking and Presentation is a special request course which provides a general introduction to and extensive practice in the art of communication and different kinds of speeches. This elective examines the elements of what makes an effective speech, specifically speeches to inform, to persuade, and to entertain varying audiences in different settings. Public Speaking and Presentation will develop both writing and presentation skills through a series of class experiences that provide many opportunities to practice and perfect speech creation and delivery. It also requires analysis of speeches and peer reviews that will improve students’ public speaking abilities over the course of this class. This course does not satisfy the English graduation requirement.