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CMST 171. Speech Anxiety Reduction

Credits: 1
Department: Communication Studies
Description: Knowledge and skills to help individuals who feel uneasy, anxious or stressed in public or presentational speaking.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: S/U
Additional Information: CMST 171 is a self-paced course that can be added anytime in the semester with no late fees and may be taken even if it conflicts with the timing of another class. Discussions via D2L. Attendance is required the last two class days of the semester

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the meaning, contexts, causes, occurrence, and possible lifetime effects (academic, social, career) of communication apprehension.
2. Measure their own level of communication apprehension.
3. Create a multidimensional, individualized plan for treating communication apprehension, including deep breathing, cognitive restructuring, systematic desensitization, visualization, physical exercise, interpersonal support, and skills training.
4. Track the progress of reducing speech anxiety.

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