This class is designed to introduce students to various types of communication and to give them a chance to practice their public speaking skills in front of an audience. Many colleges require students to take speech as part of their general education requirements, and some level of communication is important in almost every career. My final objective is to give the students the confidence that they can write and perform a speech. They may never like public speaking, but they will acquire a life skill that they can use. Although public speaking provides the structure for the course, along the way I work on a lot of interpersonal communication skills. My favorite aspect of this class is that it gives the kids a form of expression that embraces their unique identities.