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CA 103 Public Speaking
Shepard, Candice L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseCA 103 Public Speaking PV
SemesterF1J2005
FacultyShepard, Candice L.
TitleAssistant Professor of Communication Arts/Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBA, Speech Communications, University of Illinois
JD, University of Iowa
Office Hours15 minutes before and after class and by appointment
Daytime Phone913-254-9416 (home)
E-Mailcandice.shepard@park.edu
Semester DatesAugust 22, 2005 - October 14, 2005
Class Days----R--
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Zarefsky, D. (2005).  Public Speaking: Strategies for Success.  4th Ed. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.  Note: please ensure that you have the 4th Edition.  Quizzes, exercises and exams will be drawn from this edition.

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Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
A development of the ability to speak clearly and express ideas effectively before an audience.  Students plan, compose, and deliver various kinds of speeches and talks.   Principles of effective rhetorical presentation are related to basic purposes and forms of public speech-communication.   3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Lectures, readings, quizzes and exams, group work, class discussion, speaking, writing and critiquing, and use of the internet are significant components of this learning process.  Students will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize information learned.

Learning Outcomes:

Public speaking is an introductory course with an emphasis on oral communication theory and practice.  This course provides a basic understanding of the significance of oral communication as well as instruction and practice in the basic skills of public speaking.

Course Assessment:
Four speeches (not including the speech in class period one):
    First speech: Introductory
    Second speech: Informative; preparation outline required
     Third speech: Informative, demonstration, visual aid required; preparation outline required
     Fourth speech: Persuasive, visual aid optional; preparation outline required
There will be comprehensive mid-term and final exams
You will be evaluated based on class participation, which includes respectful, responsive, and constructive critiques of your fellow classmates' speeches.

Grading:
1.  Major Exams: 20%       Exam questions will come from required readings, instructor notes and class discussions.
2.  Class Participation (group activities, feedback, practice speeches, etc.):  20%      Participation grades may not be made up.  Practice speech assignment sheets will be handed out in class and will include detailed information about the speech requirements.
3.  Major Speeches (4, described above):  60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments will be completed in a professional manner and on time, unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.  Complete homework, quizzes, mid-term, and final exam on the date given.  Points will be awarded when taken/turned-in on the assigned day/time or for excused absences as arranged.  Homework, make-up assignments, quizzes, midterm, speeches, and final exams for excused absences must be completed within 7 days of the date given/due or they will receive a maximum of 80% credit; there will be no credit given after 14 days.  No credit will be awarded on assignments for unexcused absences.  No work will be accepted after the last day of class.  Exceptions will be made for Extended Military Duty or Emergency situations per the instructor's discretion.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Attend class and be prompt.  Class attendance is part of class participation, which is a portion of your grade.  Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period.  Since tardy entry to a class disrupts the class, your lateness for class will receive a reduction in points.
2. To receive an excused absence you must have prior approval from the instructor.  Even with an valid, verifiable excuse, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS.
3. Be prepared for class.  This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them, as well as being prepared with any assigned work. This course will consist, in part, of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture.  You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work.  Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade.   Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
4. Written Assignments.  Periodic written assignments are required in this course.  For more information on both, please visit the Academic Support Center.
5. Your grade in this course will be based on the following:
ā€¢ Four speeches, as outlined below.  In addition to your individual work on the speeches, you will be expected to listen respectfully as your fellow classmates deliver their speeches and follow up with constructive criticism and praise.  You will also be graded on the additional requirements of each speech, such as written outlines, visual aids, etc.
.   A mid-term and a final exam will be given in this course
.   You will be assessed based on classroom attendance and participation.  Your presence and meaningful participation in each class is integral to your learning process.

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
Meeting - 1Course overview; student intro speeches; in class workshopRead Chapters 1 through 3  
Meeting - 2in class projects as assignedRead chapters 4 and 5; Be prepared to deliver speech #1 
Meeting - 3in class projects as assignedRead chapters 6 and 7; be prepared to deliver speech #2 
Meeting - 4in class projects as assignedChapter 8Mid Term Exam through chapter 8
Meeting - 5in class projects as assignedRead chapters 9 through 11; Be prepared to deliver speech #3 
Meeting - 6in class projects as assignedRead chapters 12 through 14; continue with speech #3 if necessary 
Meeting - 7in class projects as assignedRead chapter 15; be prepared to present speech #4 
Meeting - 8  Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
NOTE: An attendance report of ā€œPā€ (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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