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COM 114

STAR Dates:

Summer 2014 COM 114
Test-Out dates: Monday-Friday June 16, 2014 - July 11, 2014 (except July 4th)
Time: 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Location: BRNG 1238
No registration is required

If the Written Exam was passed, there will be an oral exam (as assigned) on:
August 25, 2014 at 6:00pm
Location: B230

FALL 2014 COM 114

Written Exam:
Session #1  Friday, September 12, 2014
Location: BRNG 2280
Time: 5:00 pm
Session #2  Friday, October 17, 2014
Location: BRNG 2280
Time: 5:00 pm

Oral Exam:
If the Written Exam was passed, there will be an oral exam (as assigned) on: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm & Thursday, October 30th at 5:30 pm in BRNG B230.

COM 114 is a required course for many students at Purdue. It is a study of communication theories as applied to speech and involves practical communicative experiences ranging from interpersonal communication and small group process through problem identification and solution in discussion to informative and persuasive speaking in standard speaker-audience situations.

Click here for the most recent syllabi: Fall 2014

Credit is awarded to students who successfully pass a written exam and deliver a persuasive speech. Both tests must be passed to establish credit. The student must meet the following criteria to attempt credit by exam for COM 114: 

  • Officially enrolled in Purdue University 
  • NOT enrolled in the COM 114 course more than two weeks into the semester.  The student may not take the exam if s/he has attended a COM 114 class for longer than two weeks. 
  • Has not previously attempted the COM 114 testout exam. Testing out is a one-time opportunity. 
  • Have form 231 from his/her academic advisor to submit at the time of the written portion of the exam 

For detailed information on the written exam, speech process and requirements see the link below. 


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