This course is a study of basic communication theory and history. It focuses specifically on the relevance of communication study today and how different situations and technologies demand the evaluation and application of appropriate communication techniques. Students in the course will apply communication studies to developing applications of communication including business presentations, public speaking, organizational communication, and small group communication. Students will be required to record five speeches. Of the five, two are required to be delivered in front of no fewer than seven people, either in person or virtually.