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: The Facilitator's education philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, reading, dialogues, videos and speeches.
Learning Outcomes:Explain the principles of effective public speaking; demonstrate the ability to plan, outline, organize and present various types of speeches;identify why public speaking is feared and how it can be overcome;identify, analyze and evaluate various presentation styles, demonstrate an ability to use visual aids in support of oral presentations; analyze presentations to learn and apply the major theories and concepts of public speaking
Course Assessment: Successful completion of this course will depend upon reading all the assigned text, active class participation, planning and presenting assigned speeches, a mid term and a final examination.
Grading: There will be three major speeches. A Midterm and Final. 100 points total for the class. The points are as follows:
Speech #1- Informative- 10 points- (at least) 10 min
Speech #2- Persuasive- 20 points - (at least) 15 min w/ visual aids
Speech #3- Commemorative- 30 points- (at least) 20 minutes
Midterm Exam- 20 points - Chapters 1-9
Final Exam- 20 points - Chapters 10-18
Late Submission of Course Materials: Exam and speeches are to be done on the assigned days, unless permission granted by the instructor
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Learners must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: July 8- Introduction, Course Overview
July 9- Chapters 6-9, Chapter 14, In class workshop
July 10- Informative Speeches & Midterm Exam
July 22- Chapters 10-13, Chapters 15-18
July 23- In class workshop, & Persuasive Speeches
July 24- Commenorative Speeches & 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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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