House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus SPCH-1315-07 (Public Speaking)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
SPCH-1315-07 (Public Speaking)
|Instructor||Cockrell, Charles Keith|
|Course ID #||10073|
|Course Title||Public Speaking|
|Course Description||Principles and practices of public speaking.|
|Course Prerequisites||Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.|
|Required Textbooks||A Pocket Guide to Pulbic Speaking. #rd Ed. O'Hair, Rubenstein & Stewart|
1: Effective oral and written communication, individual and in groups.
Effective oral and written communication by individual and in groups through appropriate modes of expression demonstrating writing and speaking processes by invention, organization, and presentation of ideas. Students will participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening and responding.
2: Analyze and interpret human experiences for understanding.
Analyze and interpret human experiences for understanding. To understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communication choices
3: Demonstrate skills in qualitative and quantitative problem solving.
Demonstrate skills in qualitative and quantitative problem solving. To understand and apply basic principles of critical thinking, problem solving, reflective thinking, and technical proficiency in the development of exposition and argument.
4: Use research tools and technology; documentation.
Use research tools and technology; documentation. To develop the ability to research and to give a documented oral presentation.
Outcomes/Objectives (Numbers inside parentheses show related goals.)
1: Knowledge of Communication Principles (G:1) Students will be able to demonstrate reading knowledge of communication principles including, but not limited to: identification of terms of the speech communication process, types of speech purposes, the selection of a topic, recognize and use patterns of organization, indentify the objectives of a speech introduction and conclusion, analyze the types of visual support available for use in a speech. Measured by: embedded Test questions, Presentation Rubrics
2: Application of Communication Process (G:1, 2, 3, 4)
The student will demonstrate satisfactory mastery of speech communication skills in classroom presentations including but not limited to: identification of audience analysis issues that impact presentation, constructing effective introductions and conclusions, using appropriate patterns of organization, using effective methods of vocal delivery in informative, persuasive and group settings and using visual supportive material when appropriate. The oral presentations will also include evidence of research through the use of internet, interviewing, and traditional resources.
Measured by: Presentation Rubrics. Written projects.(outlines)
3: Problem Solving and Analysis skills (G:1, 2, 3, 4) Students will demonstrate knowledge of analyzing a problem through critical thinking by working in groups situations, creating outlines of the speech projects, and developing the individual presentations from selection of topic, through research, developing the structure, practice and presentation. Students will observe speakers and give critical analysis of performance through qualitative or quantitative reports.
1. Informative Speech
2. Informative Speech with a visual aid
4. Persuasive Speech
5. Persuasive Speech
1. Getting Started on your Speech
2. Development of the Speech
4. Ethical Public Speaking
5. Starting and Finishing the Speech
6. Delivery of the Speech
7. Presentation Aids
8. Types of Speeches
9. Classroom Speaking and Other Speaking Situations
|Attendance Policy||. 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.|
|Determination of Final Grade||Tests:1/3 Speeches:2/3. 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||May 17, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
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