GCPS1005
Public Speaking

GCPS1005
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCPS1005 COMS (3,1,2)
Download the course syllabus

What is the course about?

The goal of GCPS1005 is to help you develop students ability to prepare and present informative and persuasive speeches for delivery before a variety of community and professional audiences. It is expected that enhancing students’ skill in organizing their ideas and communicating them to others will contribute to their personal and professional effectiveness. To help accomplish this goal, the subject will introduce the key principles of the public speaking process and show students how to apply them to construct high quality informative and persuasive speeches. Also supporting the general goal, the subject will help students assess, critique, and appreciate the speeches of others by teaching the standards of evaluation that apply to effective public speaking. By the end of the course, students should be able to:

– Demonstrate a grasp of key concepts, principles, and theories underlying effective public speaking;
– Apply the principles of effective public speaking to preparing and delivering actual presentations;
– Conduct audience analysis to prepare speeches for intended audiences;
– Draw upon a variety of sources to enrich your oral presentations;
– Analyse and evaluate presentations produced by yourself and others.

What do the students say about this course?

老師上課很認真,雖然公開演說是很沉悶的科目,但老師亦想盡辦法令同學對此更有興趣,有時候為了鼓勵同學進行演說,最後會有個投票,勝出的整個組別都有獎勵(食物,但通常都會分給全班同學),這種教學方法非常吸引學生。在最後一課時,學生都依依不捨。

Translation
Year 2 student from Science

Remarks:

Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.