Public Speaking is the #1 fear even over death. Tell your instructor, maybe he/she will have ideas. I didn't think I was going to be so nervous, but I was. After a few seconds it was ok. I practiced and practiced so it was like second nature when I got up there. I also practiced in front of a mirror. You will get through it. Most all of us do. Don't give up a college degree because of one class. Possibly the doctor can give you something for anxiety to help you through the class.
Ask around, make sure you get a good teacher. I had a great one, and it was actually a fun class.
at 3:15 AM on Aug. 22, 2009