The Oral Communication Foundational Studies Competency exam is a two-part exam that tests competency in college-level listening and speaking skills. Part one is a listening skills test. Students will listen to a persuasive speech and are asked 20 multiple-choice questions. Students who demonstrate college-level competence in listening and pass part one are then required to prepare and present a six to eight-minute extemporaneous persuasive speech as part two. Topics will be provided and students will be evaluated by experienced faculty who regularly teach COMS 100.