CM200: The Art of Public Speaking is designed to provide you with the skills and experience necessary to effectively inform and persuade an audience. Regardless of your public speaking experience, this course will enable you to develop confidence and expertise in the composition and delivery of speeches and presentations. Furthermore, you will learn to analyze and critique rhetorical strategies in public discourse. The goals of this class are for you to find your voice, to represent yourself authentically, and to motivate, empower, and inspire passion in others. Success in this class persists beyond your letter grade, as you grow personally and develop a lifelong skill.