COMM110: Effective Speaking
Section: HWB     (Hybrid)

About This Course

Semester and YearSpring Term A 2018 / (Jan-March): Jan 17, 2018 to Mar 9, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Jean Dolan   Email:
Phone: 215-968-8094

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 12 - 18 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

Classroom and Web-based instruction

Official College Course Description

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Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

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Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document
  • Other special requirements may apply. Consult "Other Information about the Section" for details.

REQUIRED Campus Meetings

There are MANDATORY campus meetings or tests other than orientation. You should NOT register for this course if you are unavailable to attend these meetings.

This hybrid section meets Occasionally

Number of required on-campus meetings: 7
Dates/Locations of required meetings: Class will meet at LBC Sat. 12:30 - 3:30 pm. ALL CLASS MEETINGS ARE MANDATORY. Every Sat. from Jan. 21 through and including March 4 (7 class meetings)

Getting Started With This Course


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Accessing Your Course

Other Technologies

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Publisher's Website

This course will use a website developed by a textbook publisher. Specific details for accessing this website will be provided by your instructor.

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

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  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.

Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

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Other Information about the Course

This is an intense course in which highly disciplined students will research, write, outline, and deliver three speeches in just a few weeks, plus other assignments. THIS IS NOT A COURSE FOR STUDENTS WITH HIGH LEVELS OF SPEECH ANXIETY. Student must have access to computer, Internet, and Canvas.

MANDATORY: Students will deliver speeches IN PERSON in room 100 of the Lower Bucks Campus, Bristol, at 12:30 p.m. on the Sat. dates listed. Instructor will record these speeches and upload the video to a website for the student to evaluate his/her presentations.


You must be a highly motivated student who can work independently. This is not a section to take if you have speech anxiety or are not fluent in the English language as the instructor will not have time to work with you on these issues. Late assignments and speeches are not accepted. There will be no make-up speeches. If you have a conflict with any of these dates, deadlines or requirements, please register for a different section.

Class work will be computer intensive. Using our Canvas "Virtual Classroom," you will be required to complete assignments, post to a discussion board and respond to other postings. If you are unfamiliar with Canvas, please sign up for an orientation class. Contact Virtual Campus/Online Learning for more information.

Prerequisite: Writing Placement Test score of 6 or better or COMP107 (C or better).

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: "The Art of Public Speaking," 12th Ed., by Stephen E. Lucas, McGraw-Hill