House Bill 2504

Fall 2011 Course Syllabus

SPCH-1315-08 - Public Speaking

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2011
InstructorGengo, Damon Harbin
Phone(409) 984-6351
E-mailgengodh@lamarpa.edu
Department
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Phone:(409) 984-6330
E-mail:huvalbj@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:M-W-F: 11:00AM -11:50AM / T-R: 11:00AM-3:15PM
Building:Performing Arts & Theatre Center (PAC)
Room:155
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Course Information
Course Number90077
Course Description Principles and practices of public speaking.
Course Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.
Required Textbooks A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking by O‘Hair, Rubenstein & Stewart, 3rd edition
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. This is a participation oriented course. Therefore, ATTENDANCE IS VITAL! Only four hours of absence is allowed. Tardiness will count toward absences. Each hour of absence exceeding the four hours will result in a loss of two points from your final average. After a student has missed five or more hours, the instructor may drop the student from the class with the grade earned which could be an “F” (current points divided by the total number of assignments per semester). Students absent or unprepared on the day assigned for their speech performance will lose one letter grade for that speech. (Ex: “A” will fall to a “B”; “B” will fall to a “C”, etc.) Tardiness and absence will hurt your grade. Leaving class early for any reason will constitute an absence. There are no excused absences. Dr. appointments, Dentist, work, etc. are not excused and should be scheduled outside of class scheduled time. There are no make-up days for deadlines or assignments. Speeches can only be “made up” if time allows. All make-up tests will be essay and can only be taken on the day that final exams are scheduled for that class. Special situations must be addressed 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 One mid-term exam, one final exam, and the five speeches are worth 200 points each. All other assignments (daily, written, class participation, informal presentations, and audience etiquette) are worth 100 points each. Absences and tardiness will affect your grade as described above. Cell phones must not be visible during class and responding to a page, call, or text message will result in an absence for that day and loss of grade for that day’s assignment including tests.
Final Exam Date December 13, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Major Assignments SPCH 1315         FALL 2011         SYLLABUS         MR. GENGO





SPEECH REQUIREMENTS







SPEECH #1 : SPEECH OF INTRODUCTION

TIME LIMIT:        4 Minutes Maximum

GRACE PERIOD:        2 Minutes Minimum

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS DUE:

1.         Manuscript



SPEECH #2 : INFORMATIVE SPEECH

TIME LIMIT:        4 Minutes Maximum

                                3 Minutes Minimum

GRACE PERIOD:        30 seconds + / -

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS DUE:

1.        General Purpose

2.        Specific Purpose

3.        Thesis Statement

4.        Planning Outline

5.        Bibliography



SPEECH #3 : INFORMATIVE “HOW TO” SPEECH

TIME LIMIT:        4 Minutes Maximum

                                3 Minutes Minimum

GRACE PERIOD:        30 seconds + / -

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS DUE:

1.        General Purpose

2.        Specific Purpose

3.        Thesis Statement

4.        Speaking Outline

5.        Bibliography



SPEECH #4 : PERSUASIVE SPEECH

TIME LIMIT:        5 Minutes Maximum

                                4 Minutes Minimum

GRACE PERIOD:        30 seconds + / -

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS DUE:

1.        General Purpose

2.        Specific Purpose

3.        Thesis Statement

4.        Speaking Outline

5.        Bibliography

6.        Motivated Sequence Labeled

7.        Visual aid presentation





















SPEECH #5 : MYSTERY TO BE REVEALED

TIME LIMIT:        2 Minutes Maximum

GRACE PERIOD:        No Minimum

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS DUE:

1.        TBA (MORE MYSTERY)

SPEECHES #3-5 MUST BE EXTEMPORANEOUS

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TYPED

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE ON WHITE COPY PAPER

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE PRINTED IN BLACK INK

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST HAVE YOUR NAME!

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE IN “ARIAL” FONT, OR “COURIER NEW” BOLD.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE 12-14 PT.









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Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates MON        22-Aug        Syllabus & Diversity Bingo         Part 1 Getting Started

WED        24-Aug        PRE-TEST & Intro Speeches        

FRI        26-Aug        Intro Speeches & Part 1.1 Becoming a Public Speaker        

MON        29-Aug        Part 1.2 Overview of a Speech        

WED        31-Aug        Part 1.2 Overview of a Speech & Part 1.3 Managing Speech Anxiety        

FRI        2-Sep        Part 1.4 Ethical Public Speaking        

MON        5-Sep        LABOR DAY NO CLASS!        

WED        7-Sep        Part 1.5 Listeners and Speakers        

FRI        9-Sep        Part 2.6 Analyzing the Audience        Part 2 Development

MON        12-Sep        Part 2.7 Selecting a Topic and Purpose         (related lists, Brainstorming)

WED        14-Sep        Part 2.8 Developing Supporting Material         

FRI        16-Sep        Part 2.9 Locating Supporting Material & Part 2.10 Doing Internet Research        

MON        19-Sep         & Part 2.11 Citing Sources in your Speech        (citing hand-out)

WED        21-Sep        Part 3.12 Organizing the Speech        Part 3 Organization

FRI        23-Sep        Part 3.13 Selecting an Organizational Pattern        Assign Speech #2

MON        26-Sep        Part 3.14 Outlining the Speech        

WED        28-Sep        Part 3.14 Outlining the Speech        

FRI        30-Sep        Part 4.15 Developing the Introduction and Conclusion        Part 4 Starting, Finishing, & Styling

MON        3-Oct        Part 5.17 Choosing a Method of Delivery & Part 7.23 Informative Speaking        

WED        5-Oct        Part 7.23 Informative Speaking        

FRI        7-Oct        Research Methods        

MON        10-Oct        Research Methods        

WED        12-Oct        Part 4.16 Using Language        

FRI        14-Oct        Speech # 2        

MON        17-Oct        Speech # 2        Assign Speech #3

WED        19-Oct        Speech # 2        

FRI        21-Oct        Mid-Term Review        Part 5 Delivery

MON        24-Oct        Mid-Term Exam         

WED        26-Oct        Part 5.18 Controlling the Voice        Part 6 Presentation Aids

FRI        28-Oct        Part 5.19 Using the Body         

MON        31-Oct        Part 6.20 Types of Presentation Aids        

WED        2-Nov        Domino Game        

FRI        4-Nov        Part 6.21 Designing Presentation Aids        Assign Speech #4

MON        7-Nov        Speech #3        

WED        9-Nov        Speech #3        Part 7 Types of Speeches

FRI        11-Nov        Speech #3        

MON        14-Nov        Speech Review        

WED        16-Nov        Part 6.22 PowerPoint Guide        

FRI        18-Nov        Part 7.24 Persuasive Speaking        

MON        21-Nov        Part 7.25 Speaking on Special Occasions        

WED        23-Nov        Research Methods        

FRI        25-Nov        THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY NO CLASS!        

MON        28-Nov        Speech #4        

WED        30-Nov        Speech #4        

FRI        2-Dec        Speech #4        

MON        5-Dec        Final Exam Review        Assign Speech #5

WED        7-Dec        Speech #5        





TUE        23-Aug        Syllabus & Diversity Bingo         Part 1 Getting Started

THUR        25-Aug        PRE-TEST & Intro Speeches        

TUE        30-Aug        Intro Speeches & Part 1.1 Becoming a Public Speaker        

THUR        1-Sep        Part 1.2 Overview of a Speech & Part 1.3 Managing Speech Anxiety        

TUE        6-Sep        Part 1.4 Ethical Public Speaking & Part 1.5 Listeners and Speakers        

THUR        8-Sep        Part 2.6 Analyzing the Audience        Part 2 Development

TUE        13-Sep        Part 2.7 Selecting a Topic and Purpose         (related lists, Brainstorming)

THUR        15-Sep        Part 2.8 Developing Supporting Material & Part 2.9 Locating Supporting Materia        

TUE        20-Sep        Part 2.10 Doing Internet Research & Part 2.11 Citing Sources in your Speech        (citing hand-out)

THUR        22-Sep        Part 3.12 Organizing the Speech & Part 3.13 Selecting an Organizational Pattern        Part 3 Organization

TUE        27-Sep        Part 3.14 Outlining the Speech        Assign Speech #2

THUR        29-Sep        Part 4.15 Developing the Introduction and Conclusion        Part 4 Starting, Finishing, & Styling

TUE        4-Oct        Part 5.17 Choosing a Method of Delivery & Part 7.23 Informative Speaking        

THUR        6-Oct        Part 7.23 Informative Speaking        

TUE        11-Oct        Speech # 2        

THUR        13-Oct        Speech # 2        

TUE        18-Oct        Speech Review & Mid-Term Review        Assign Speech #3

THUR        20-Oct        Mid-Term Exam         

TUE        25-Oct        Part 4.16 Using Language        

THUR        27-Oct        Part 5.18 Controlling the Voice & Part 5.19 Using the Body         Part 5 Delivery

TUE        1-Nov        Part 6.20 Types of Presentation Aids        Part 6 Presentation Aids

THUR        3-Nov        Part 6.21 Designing Presentation Aids & Domino Game        

TUE        8-Nov        Speech #3        

THUR        10-Nov        Speech #3        Assign Speech #4

TUE        15-Nov        Speech Review & Part 6.22 PowerPoint Guide        

THUR        17-Nov        Part 7.24 Persuasive Speaking        Part 7 Types of Speeches

TUE        22-Nov        Part 7.25 Speaking on Special Occasions        

THUR        24-Nov        THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY NO CLASS!        

TUE        29-Nov        Speech #4        

THUR        1-Dec        Speech #4        

TUE        6-Dec        Speech #5 & Final Exam Review













SPEECH #5 : MYSTERY TO BE REVEALED

TIME LIMIT:        2 Minutes Maximum

GRACE PERIOD:        No Minimum

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS DUE:

1.        TBA (MORE MYSTERY)

SPEECHES #3-5 MUST BE EXTEMPORANEOUS

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TYPED

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE ON WHITE COPY PAPER

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE PRINTED IN BLACK INK

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST HAVE YOUR NAME!

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE IN “ARIAL” FONT, OR “COURIER NEW” BOLD.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE 12-14 PT.









General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Reading:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.

Writing:Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Speaking:Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Listening:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.

Critical Thinking 1:Applies qualitative and/or quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter.

Critical Thinking 2:Demonstrates the ability to evaluate arguments and construct alternative strategies.

Computer Literacy 1:Uses computer-based technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.

Computer Literacy 2:Demonstrates an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology.

Intercultural Competence 1:Demonstrates awareness of similarities and differences between cultural groups.

Intercultural Competence 2:Demonstrates the ability to recognize global interconnectedness.

Intercultural Competence 3:Demonstrates a general knowledge of cultural evolution.

Program Student Learning Outcomes SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

Associate of Arts Degree PSLO

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 Course Learning Outcomes for Spc. 1315 Public Speaking

After taking Spc. 1315 Public Speaking, the student(s) will be able to:

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.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    Cell phones must not be visible during class and responding to a page, call, or text message will result in an absence for that day and loss of grade for that day’s assignment including tests.
Additional Information Tardiness and absence will hurt your grade. Leaving class early for any reason will constitute an absence. There are no excused absences. Dr. appointments, Dentist, work, etc. are not excused and should be scheduled outside of class scheduled time. There are no make-up days for deadlines or assignments. Speeches can only be “made up” if time allows. All make-up tests will be essay and can only be taken on the day that final exams are scheduled for that class. Special situations must be addressed with the instructor in advance.
Important Information
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.
Copyright Violations 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 Statement 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 programs.

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.
Privacy Notice 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.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

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.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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