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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
Learning Outcomes:Learning Outcomes:
Students will successfully gain the ability to plan, prepare, and deliver a variety of speeches to include informative, persuasive, demonstrative as well as impromptu.
1. Consider and apply the elements of public speaking.
2. Identify stage fright and redirect it into a positive
3. Understand how public speaking differs from
conversational and informal communication.
4. Discuss and apply ethics to speech writing.
5. Develop and practice good listening skills.
6. Organize a target specific speech relevant to a
7. Research and compose six speeches.
Course Assessment: Students will be expected to complete a total of 6 speeches to include:
1. Informative speech w/outline 5-7 minutes
2. Informative speech using visual aid 5-7 minutes
3. Persuasive speech 10-12 minutes
4. Mid-term exam/short answer essay
5. Demonstrative speech 5-7 minutes
5. Target Audience speech 5-7 minutes
6. Final Exam/speech 7-10 minutes (student topic choice)
1. Informative speech 80 points
2. Outline for Informative speech 20 points
3. Informative speech w/ visual aide 100 points
4. Persuasive speech 100 points
5. Mid-term 50 points
6. Demonstrative speech 100 points
7. Target audience speech 50 points
8. Final speech 100 points
9. Attendance/Participation 100 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Make-up or late work will be accepted only if there are/is extreme mitigating circumstances that prevent the student from completing assignments. *It is imperative to contact me immediately to make alternate arrangements. It is not acceptable to ask for late submissions after a due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Practice good listening skills.
2. Arrive on time.
3. Turn off cell phones, beepers etc. unless work related.
4. If arriving late, be considerate of speakers and wait
outside of the room until they are done.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Course Outline/Schedule
*please note: the instructor reserves the right to make reasonable adaptations or changes to schedule as needed.
Discuss syllabus, text and course expectations
Text readings: chaper one
Discuss & Review Chapter 2,3
Video: "Great Speeches" volume one
Text readings: chapter 4
Assign: Informative speeches w/outline
Discuss & Review chapter 4
Begin Informative Speeches
Text readings: chapter 5
Discuss & Review chapter 5
Continue w/Informative Speeches
Text readings: chapter 6
Assign: Informative speeches w/visual aid
Discuss & Review chapter 6
Begin Informative speeches w/visual aid
Text Readings: chapter 7
Discuss & Review chapter 7
Continue w/Informative speeches w/visual aid
Text readings: chapter 8 & 9
Complete any speeches left
Assign: Persuasive speech
Discuss & Review chapters 8,9
Begin Persuasive speeches
Text readings: chapter 10
Discuss & Review chapter 10
Continue w/Persuasive speeches
Assign: Demonstrative speeches
Text Readings: Chapters 11, 12, 13
Prepare for Demonstrative speeches
Discuss and review chapters 11, 12, 13
Begin: Demonstrative speeches
Text readings: 14, 15
Discuss & Review chapters 14, 15
Continue w/ Demonstrative speeches
Assign: Target audience speeches
Text readings: chapter 16
Guest Speaker: TBA 10-15 minutes
Discuss & Review chapter 16
Begin: Target audience speeches
text readings: chapter 17
Discuss & Review chapter 17
Continue w/target audience speeches
Text readings: chapter 18
Guest Speaker: TBA 10-15 minutes
Discuss & Review chapter 18
Assign: Final speeches
Begin final speeches
Continue w/final speeches
Complete any speeches left
Class Wrap Up
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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