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Communication 1200 course focuses primarily on public speaking as well as small group communication.  This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills both as a producers and consumers of public speaking. Students are required to give a number of speeches in this course: Demonstration Speech, Analysis Speech, Persuasive Speech, Informative Speech, etc.

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  • CQ Researcher
    In-depth, analytical reporting on current and controversial issues.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Public Agenda
    Public Agenda is a non-partisan organization that provides unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Series
    A series of books on current issues which seeks to explore the varying opinions in a balanced pros/cons debate. The series encourages critical thinking and issue awareness by providing opposing views on contentious issues.
  • Reference Shelf series
    Each book in the Reference Shelf series offers extensive exploration of a pressing topic in modern society, in a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources.
  • Taking Sides series
    The Taking Sides series present current issues in a debate-style format. Each issue includes an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. The pro and con essays—represent the arguments of leading scholars and commentators in their fields.
  • Congressional Digest
    Reports pros/cons, background/arguments of legislation before Congress.

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