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What you need to know.
You may be able to test out of this general education requirement.
To test out of COM 11400, you must complete these three steps:
- Submit an application to test out of COM 11400 by writing a formal letter that supports your experience with and knowledge of interpersonal communication, public communication, small-group communication, and communication theory as it is covered in the current textbook for COM 11400. This letter will be read by three communication instructors who will vote for or against the waiver based on how persuasively your argument is presented.
- Take a test that consists of 75 multiple-choice questions from the text. You must achieve 80 percent to pass this test.
- Present a speech to three communication instructors that covers the following criteria:
- Be persuasive or informational; this excludes after-dinner speaking, oral interpretations, or other speeches designed primarily for literature interpretation or entertainment
- Be eight to ten minutes in length
- Be accompanied by a speech-purpose statement with an outline and works cited page that is submitted to the communication instructors before the speech begins
- Be delivered extemporaneously, using a three-by-five-inch note card (except for direct quotes and statistics); notes are to be turned in to the instructors following the speech
The speech must receive an average grade of 80 percent to pass this requirement.
*Students will not earn credit towards graduation if they successfully test out; instead, the requirement will be waived.
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