Speech 1315 Hybrid - Public Speaking Course Syllabus: Fall 2013
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Course Description: Public Speaking provides the student with practical tools and skills
necessary to communicate ideas. Selection of topic, organization of data, exercises in
vocal awareness, evaluation of audience and situation and techniques of delivery are
discussed and put into action. Through oral presentations in class, students will enhance
their competence in oral communication. Required Textbook(s): Lucas, S., The Art of Public Speaking (10th Ed.). Publisher: McGraw Hill ISBN Number: 9780077306298 Recommended Reading(s): Student Learning Outcomes: *Apply effective delivery techniques in oral presentations. *Apply effective organization and preparation techniques in oral presentations. *Apply effective composition techniques for a written outline for an oral presentation. *Effectively analyze an oral presentation. Course Objectives: To equip the student with requisite tools to research, compose, organize, deliver and analyze speeches for various purposes and occasions. Exemplary Educational Objectives: 1. Understand and demonstrate writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing, and presentation;
2. Understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communication choices 3. Understand and appropriately apply modes of expression, i.e., descriptive, expository, narrative, scientific, and self-expressive, in written, visual, and oral communication; 4. Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding 5. Understand and apply basic principles of critical thinking, problem solving, and technical proficiency in the development of exposition and argument; 6. Develop the ability to research and write a documented paper and /or to give an oral presentation Lectures & Discussions: This is a Hybrid format class which means class meets once a week and all other instruction is done online via BLACKBOARD. In class meetings will be reserved for Speech presentations and Speaking activities/drills as well as a small amount of lecture. All exam material will come from the textbook. Students are expected to obtain the majority of course information and instruction from reading and studying the required textbook chapters, supplemental readings, instructional videos and by answering online chapter questions. Evaluation/Grading Policy: GRADING: Speech Average = 40% Exam Average = 30% Outline Average = 20% Chapter Questions = 10% FINAL GRADE = 100% Tests/Exams: There will be three exams in this course which will cover 5 to 7 chapters each. These exams are to be taken online in Blackboard. Each exam will have a 4 hour time period in which the exam should be completed. If a student misses an online exam, they will receive a grade of "0". A student will not be allowed to make up a missed exam unless the instuctor has discussed with the student PRIOR to the exam as to why they will miss the scheduled exam. Assignments: Speeches: Students will be required to give 4 Speeches during this course. Two informative speeches, one persuasive speech and one commemorative speech. Students must present each speech on their scheduled speech day. If a student misses a speech, they will receive a grade of "0" for that presentation as well as a "0" for the corresponding outline. The only way a speech can be made up is if the student has contacted the instructor PRIOR to the scheduled speaking day as to why they will miss the presentation and if arrangements for the make up have already been established.
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