House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus SPCH-1315-85 - Public Speaking
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
SPCH-1315-85 - Public Speaking
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|Course Description||Principles and practices of public speaking.|
|Required Textbooks||The Challenge of Effective Speaking, 14th edition, Thomson Publising.|
|Attendance Policy||Three or more unexcused absences will result in the student being dropped from class.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
|Final Exam Date||May 14, 2012 - 6:00 PM|
(2) Exams-150 Points Each
Group Presentations-200 points
Informative Speech-100 points
Persuasive Speech-200 points
Speech of Introduction-100 points
Group Speech-200 Points
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
To introduce essential public speaking skills
Presentating information for learning
Paradigm for Speaking
Organizing a Speech
Introuducing a Speaker
Persenting Inforamtion in group format
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
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.
|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.|
|Additional Information||I will answer questions about grades or assignments after class.|
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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.
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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.
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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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