Public Speaking COM 1315 SPRING 2017
Instructor: Olivia Gigi Perez-Langley Email: email@example.com Office: Library/3rd Floor/B312 Office Hours: MWF 8:00 8:50 AM Phone: 325-942-2031 & 10:00AM - 10:50 AM Or Tues & Thurs By Appt. Course: COM 2301 Section: 110 Day & Time: MWF 1:00 PM 1:50 PM Location: L 302
COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is founded on two grounding principles:
(1) Public Speaking creates a product for consumption, and (2) By employing and analyzing aspects of public speaking we are able to become more
effective and more discriminating producers/consumers of public discourse. This course in public speaking focuses on the delivery, design, and research of oral presentations for professional and personal life. The course covers the following topics: self-introduction, informative speaking, persuasive speaking, communication competence, communication anxiety, research and gathering, visual aids, and communication ethics. REQUIRED MATERIAL Ford-Brown, Lisa A. DK Guide to Public Speaking, 2nd Edition. Pearson (2013). BlackBoard: Course content (quizzes, grades, etc.) can be found on Blackboard. Make sure you have access to Blackboard and check it regularly. USB Flashdrive for storing material to be used as visual aids on speech days.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Critical Thinking CT1 Gather, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information relevant to a question or issue. CT2 Develop and demonstrate a logical position (i.e. perspective, thesis, hypothesis) that
acknowledges ambiguities. Communication
CS1 Develop, interpret, and express ideas through effective written communication. CS2 - Develop, interpret, and express ideas through effective oral communication. CS3 - Develop, interpret, and express ideas through effective visual communication.
TW1 Consider different viewpoints as a member of a team. TW2 Work effectively with others to support and accomplish a shared goal.
PR1 Demonstrate the ability to evaluate choices, actions and consequences as related to ethical decision-making.
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Main Speeches (30%) 300 Points
- Three speeches
o Special Event Speech (100 Points)
o Informative Speech (100 Points)
o Persuasive Speech (100 Points)
Group Presentation (20%) 200 Points
- Groups of 4 will work together to create a Group Presentation
Quizzes (20%) 200 Points
- ONE APA Handout
- TWO Small group listening and evaluations
- THREE Presentation Aids
- FOUR - Ethics
Mini Speeches (10%) 100 Points
- Campus Tour Guides
Outline (10%) 100 Points
Four outlines due, worth 25 points each. Average will be your outline grade out of 100.
Midterm Exam (10%) 100 points
Each student in a Public Speaking class should have at least 4 graded speeches based on the information below. Informative
Time: 5-7 minutes Outline: Must contain Introduction (4 Parts), Body, Transitions, and Conclusion (3 Parts) Sources: Minimum of 5 credible sources (see chapter regarding source credibility) - Sources must be verbally cited in speech - APA Reference or Works Cited Page should be included with outline. Must Use: Informative Organizational Pattern (Chronological, Topical, etc.) Must develop a system where each student performs a peer critique of a presented speech.
Time: 6-8 minutes Outline: Must contain Introduction (4 Parts), Body, Transitions, and Conclusion (3 Parts) Sources: Minimum of 5 credible sources (see chapter regarding source credibility) - Sources must be verbally cited in speech - APA Reference or Works Cited Page should be included with outline. Must use: Question of Fact, Value, or Policy Must use: Persuasive Organizational Pattern (Categorical, Cause-Effect, Problem-Cause-Solution, etc.) Must develop a system where each student performs a peer critique of a presented speech.
Time: Dependent upon group size. Each person in group should speak 4 minutes minimum. Ex: A group of 5 students would result in a 20 minute presentation at minimum. Outline: Must contain Introduction (4 Parts), Body, Transitions, and Conclusion (3 Parts) Sources: Minimum of 5 credible sources - Sources must be verbally cited in the speech. - APA Reference of Works Cited Page should be included with outline. Must use: Organizational pattern in textbook. Based on assignment. Must develop a system where each student performs a peer critique of a presented speech.
Special Event Speech
Special event speech, Time: 5-7 minut