COMS 1030 is one of many courses participating in the university-wide Common Experience Project on Sustainability. Sustainability is a broad term referring to social, economic, and environmental practices that help strengthen communities in an ongoing and healthy way.
Our public speaking workbook includes a description of sustainability in the introductory chapter in order to show how the concept is related to public life and public discourse. We provide many examples of sustainable practices in the Athens area and encourage students to choose speech topics related to sustainability for their first speaking assignment. We also provide resources to aid student research for their speeches and have examples of speeches on sustainability throughout the course.