House Bill 2504 Summer II 2012 Course Syllabus SPCH-1315-21 - Public Speaking
Summer II 2012 Course Syllabus
SPCH-1315-21 - Public Speaking
|Semester||Summer II 2012|
|Instructor||Gengo, Damon Harbin|
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|Course Description||Principles and practices of public speaking.|
|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. 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.|
|Course Grading Scale||
|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.|
|Final Exam Date||August 15, 2012 - 10:59 AM|
Speech #1 Speech #4
SPEECH OF INTRODUCTION Persuasive w/vis aids
Time Limit 4 minute maximum Time Limit 5 minutes
Grace 2 minute minimum Grace +/- 30 seconds
Also Due 1 manuscript Also Due 1 general purpose
2 specific purpose
Speech #2 3 thesis statement
INFORMATIVE 4 speaking outline
Time Limit 4 minutes 5 bibliography
Grace +/- 30 seconds 6 motivated sequence
Also Due 1 general purpose 7 Visual Aids
2 specific purpose MUST BE EXTEMPORANEOUS
3 thesis statement
4 Planning Outline
INFORMATIVE "HOW TO"
Time Limit 4 minutes
Grace +/- 30 seconds Speech #5
Also Due 1 general purpose A MYSTERY YET TO BE REVEALED
2 specific purpose Time Limit 3 minute maximum
3 thesis statement Grace no minimum
4 speaking outline Also Due nothing
MUST BE EXTEMPORANEOUS
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
TUE 17-Jan Syllabus & Diversity Bingo Part 1 Getting Started
THUR 19-Jan PRE-TEST & Part 1.1 Becoming a Public Speaker
TUE 24-Jan Assign and work on intro speeches
THUR 26-Jan Intro Speeches
TUE 31-Jan Part 1.2 Overview of a Speech & Part 1.3 Managing Speech Anxiety
THUR 2-Feb Part 1.4 Ethical Public Speaking & Part 1.5 Listeners and Speakers Part 2 Development
TUE 7-Feb Part 2.6 Analyzing the Audience & Part 2.7 Selecting a Topic and Purpose (related lists, Brainstorming)
THUR 9-Feb Part 2.8 Developing Supporting Material & Part 2.9 Locating Supporting Materia
TUE 14-Feb Part 2.10 Doing Internet Research & Part 2.11 Citing Sources in your Speech (citing hand-out)
THUR 16-Feb Part 3.12 Organizing the Speech & Part 3.13 Selecting an Organizational Pattern Part 3 Organization
TUE 21-Feb Part 3.14 Outlining the Speech Assign Speech #2
THUR 23-Feb Part 4.15 Developing the Introduction and Conclusion Part 4 Starting, Finishing,
TUE 28-Feb Part 5.17 Choosing a Method of Delivery & Part 7.23 Informative Speaking & Styling
THUR 1-Mar Part 7.23 Informative Speaking
TUE 6-Mar Speech Review & Mid-Term Review
THUR 8-Mar Mid-Term Exam
TUE 13-Mar SPRING BREAK
THUR 15-Mar SPRING BREAK
TUE 20-Mar Speech # 2
THUR 22-Mar Speech # 2 Assign Speech #3
TUE 27-Mar Part 4.16 Using Language
THUR 29-Mar Part 5.18 Controlling the Voice & Part 5.19 Using the Body Part 5 Delivery
TUE 3-Apr Part 6.20 Types of Presentation Aids Part 6 Presentation Aids
THUR 5-Apr Part 6.21 Designing Presentation Aids & Domino Game
TUE 10-Apr Speech #3
THUR 12-Apr Speech #3 Assign Speech #4
TUE 17-Apr Speech Review & Part 6.22 PowerPoint Guide
THUR 19-Apr Part 7.24 Persuasive Speaking Part 7 Types of Speeches
TUE 24-Apr Part 7.25 Speaking on Special Occasions
THUR 26-Apr Speech #4
TUE 1-May Speech #4
THUR 3-May Speech #4
TUE 8-May Speech #5 & Final Exam Review
|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
5. Transfers to a baccalaureate program
A. Exhibits student contact hours completed at LSC-PA
B. Number of AA majors who graduate
C. Number of AA graduates who request transcripts sent to other universities
6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles
A. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
B. Uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
C. Applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Course Objectives for Speech 1315 Public Speaking (Spring 2012)
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.
Measured by: Presentation Rubrics, Written projects
|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.|
I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute 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 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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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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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