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CA 103 Public Speaking
Brazier-Smith, Susan


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 ML
SemesterU1Z2005
FacultyBrazier-Smith, Susan
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesB.A in Business Leadership at Bellevue University
M.A in Art/Education
Montana Educator License
Daytime Phone406.799.7171
Other Phone406.452.0259
E-Mailsusanbrazier-smith@park.edu
chop1susan@hotmail.com
Semester DatesMay 30th-July 31st
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
The Art of Public Speaking
Eighth Edition
Stephen E. Lucas

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS 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

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.
Learning Objectives:
1. Consider and apply the elements of public speaking.
2. Identify stage fright and redirect it into a positive
  force.
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
  specific audience.
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)

Grading:
Grading:
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.

May 30th:
Instructor introduction
Discuss syllabus, text and course expectations
Text readings: chaper one
Class introductions

June 1st:
Discuss & Review Chapter 2,3
Video: "Great Speeches" volume one
Text readings: chapter 4
Assign: Informative speeches w/outline

June 6th:
Discuss & Review chapter 4
Begin Informative Speeches
Text readings: chapter 5


June 8th:
Discuss & Review chapter 5
Continue w/Informative Speeches
Text readings: chapter 6
Assign: Informative speeches w/visual aid

June 13th:
Discuss & Review chapter 6
Begin Informative speeches w/visual aid
Text Readings: chapter 7

June 15th:
Discuss & Review chapter 7
Continue w/Informative speeches w/visual aid
Text readings: chapter 8 & 9

June 20th:
Exam Review
Complete any speeches left

June 22nd:
Mid-term exam
Assign: Persuasive speech

June 27th:
Discuss & Review chapters 8,9
Begin Persuasive speeches
Text readings: chapter 10

June 29th:
Discuss & Review chapter 10
Continue w/Persuasive speeches
Assign: Demonstrative speeches

July 4th:
No Class
Text Readings: Chapters 11, 12, 13
Prepare for Demonstrative speeches

July 6th:
Discuss and review chapters 11, 12, 13
Begin: Demonstrative speeches
Text readings: 14, 15

July 11th:
Discuss & Review chapters 14, 15
Continue w/ Demonstrative speeches
Assign: Target audience speeches
Text readings: chapter 16

July 13th:
Guest Speaker: TBA 10-15 minutes
Discuss & Review chapter 16
Begin: Target audience speeches
text readings: chapter 17

July 18th:
Discuss & Review chapter 17
Continue w/target audience speeches
Text readings: chapter 18

July 20th:
Guest Speaker: TBA 10-15 minutes
Discuss & Review chapter 18
Video: TBA
Assign: Final speeches

July 25th:
Begin final speeches
Attendance Mandatory

July 27th:
Continue w/final speeches
Attendance Mandatory

July 31st:
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

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.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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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