House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus SPCH-1315-50 - Public Speaking
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
SPCH-1315-50 - Public Speaking
|Instructor||Cockrell, Charles Keith|
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|Course Description||Principles and practices of public speaking.|
|Course Prerequisites||Competency in reading and writing.|
|Required Textbooks||O’Hair, Dan. A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s , 2010. ISBN-10: 0-312-55404-4|
|Attendance Policy||: Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. In a participation oriented course such as this, attendance becomes even more important than usual. Students are allowed no more than the equivalent of one week's absence as calculated in the long semester; in the MWF classes that is three absences, in the TR classes that is two absences, in a weekly course that is one absence. Each absence after that will result in 2 points being deducted from your final average, in a weekly course, 4 points. More importantly, students who are absent on the day assigned for a speech, or not ready to speak, will lose one letter grade, i.e., an A will automatically be lowered to a B, a B to a C, etc. In the case of special situations, arrangements must be made with the instructor in advance.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Speeches - 67% Tests - 33%
Students will be graded on two tests, four speeches, one or two brief, informal presentations, minor written assignments, and classroom participation. The tests will be a mid-term and a final. The final will emphasize material given since the mid-term. Each of these speech and test grades is exactly equal to each of the others. Any material turned in should be up to college standards, i.e., assignments should be neatly written or typed, with correct spelling and punctuation.
|Final Exam Date||December 13, 2011 - 6:30 PM|
speech 1: Informative, 5 minutes
speech 2: Informative with visual aid, 5 minutes
Midterm: the first half of our text
speech 3: Persuasive, 5 minutes
speech 4: Persuasive, 5 minutes
Final: the second half of our text and selected material from the first half
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
week 1 - introduction to speech, syllabus, introductory speeches
week 2 – Introduction to public speaking
week 3 – Ethics of public speaking & speech overview
week 4 – Listening & Audience Analysis
week 5 - Topics & Research
week 6 - Oraganization & informative Speaking
week 7 - First speech
week 8 - Finish speeches, review for midterm, midterm
week 9 – Developing the Introduction and conclusion & Using Language
week 10 - Speech 2
week 11 – Persuasive speaking & Using Language
week 12 - Speech 3
week 13 – Presentation Aids & Delivery
week 14 - Speech 4
week 15 - Speeches for Special Occasions, Review for final
week 16 - Final Exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or groups.
A. Demonstrates thesis clarity
B. Organizes information
C. Uses support
D. Presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression
2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities.
A. Identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values, perspectives, or practices)
B. Interprets works of human expression within cultural context
C. Shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others
3. Uses critical thinking skills
A. Identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed)
B. Differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation
C. Constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences
D. Uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion
4. Demonstrates technology literacy
A. Locates needed information using the appropriate technological tool or device
B. Displays organizational skills with the use of technology
C. Presents information using the appropriate technological tool or device
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Identify elements of communication theory.
(PSLO 1 a, b, c, d; PSLO 2 a; PSLO 3 a, b; PSLO 4 a, b, c)
Measures: Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches, Embedded Test Questions, Pre-Post Test
2. Demonstrate the ability to read and analyze a variety of research materials to support presentations from traditional and or technological sources.
(PSLO 1 c; PSLO 3 a, b; PSLO 4 a, c)
Measures: Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches, Embedded Test Questions
3. Identify cultural/demographic characteristics of audiences.
(PSLO 1 d; PSLO 2 a, c)
Measures: Written Outlines or Speeches, Embedded Test Questions
4. Construct appropriate written communication demonstrating invention, organization, and critical thinking skills.
(PSLO 1 a, b, c, d; PSLO 3 a, b, c, d; PSLO 4 b, c)
Measures: Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches
5. Demonstrate effective oral communication to individuals or groups.
(PSLO 1 a, b, c, d; PSLO 2 a, c; PSLO 3 a, b, c, d; PSLO 4 c)
Measures: Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches, Embedded Test Questions
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|Additional Information||Extra credit is given for speech related activities. See extra credit sheet.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
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All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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