College of Business & Economics 150

COBE 150: Speakers Series

Prerequisites: None

Credit Hours: (1-3)

Students are exposed to a variety of speakers at campus and off campus events. Topics cover a wide variety of issues pertaining to business practices and problem solving in a business/ organizational environment.

Detailed Description of Course

Each student will attend a set number of public speaking events on and/or off campus. For each event attended the student will submit a 2 page review of the talk, including a summary, a critique of the presentation and questions the student might pose to the speaker.  Following conclusion of attendance, a final report will reflect on the contribution of the series to the student’s learning with respect to business practices and problem solving.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

COBE 150 involves student attendance at public speaking events related to business but outside of the classroom.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

Having successfully completed this course, students will be able to:

• Summarize a public speech
• Contrast speaking styles and content
• Illustrate examples of how businesses have identified and dealt with problems.

Assessment Measures

Students will be evaluated on their performance on written reviews of each event and a final reflective paper. 

Other Course Information


Review and Approval

April 21, 2017
March 27, 2012 Revised