CA103 Public Speaking

for F2QQ 2005

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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 HI
FacultyMedina, James
TitleSenior Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesM.S. Business Information Systems and Education
B.A. Management
Office LocationBldg 383 Rm 122
Office HoursAs Needed
Daytime Phone801-777-0952
Semester Dates24 Oct - 18 Dec, 2005
Class Days------S
Class Time9:30 - 3:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Lucas, S.E.  (2001).  The Art Of Public Speaking (8th ed.).  New York: McGraw-Hill
Lucas, S.E.  (2001).  The Art Of Public Speaking (8th ed.).  [Computer Software].  New York: McGraw-Hill

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Carnegie, D. (1983). How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking (Reissue ed.). New York: Pocket Books.
Carnegie, D. (1990). The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking (Reissue ed.). New York: Pocket Books.

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 instructor's educational philosophy is that all students are personally responsible for their own education and should voluntarily contribute their ideas, thoughts, and concerns to class discussions, lectures, and assignments.  The class is based on lectures, readings, examinations, writings, discussions, etc.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1) Understand the relationship between listening and speaking.
2) Understand the initial steps in speech preparation.
3) Understand organization and outlining.
4) Understand the aspects of speech presentation.
5) Understand the varieties of public speaking.
6) Demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, outline, and deliver speeches.

Course Assessment:
Assessment of learning includes homework assignments, make-up assignments, tests, and speeches.

Homework - 80 Pts.
Tests - 100 Pts.
Persuasive Speech - 100 Pts.
Informative Speech - 100 pts.
Impromptu Speeches - 20 Pts.

90% - 100% (360-400 Pts)= A
80% - 89% (320-359 Pts) = B
70% - 79% (280-319 Pts) = C
60% - 69% (240-280 Pts) = D
0% - 59% (0-239 Pts) = F

All homework assignments must be typed.  Assignments that are not typed will not be accepted.

Homework Assignment #1 (20 Points) Audience Analysis

Create and perform an “Audience Analysis” for either the informative or persuasive speech that includes a combination of 10 (fixed-alternative, scaled, and open-ended) questions (10 questions total) using the information in Chapter 5 as your guide.  Turn in only the questions and results (overall findings) to the instructor.  Do NOT turn in each student's response.

Homework Assignment #2 (20 Points) Speech Organization

Write your topic, general purpose, specific purpose, central idea, and main points for your persuasive speech (4 points for each correct section).  Follow the format on pages 101 and 203.

Homework Assignment #3 (40 Points) Preparation Outline

Write a preparation outline for either your informative or your persuasive speech - All Parts must be clearly labeled and correctly identified to receive credit.  The preparation outline is ONLY the preparation part of your speech.  It IS NOT the speech or Speaking Outline.  Write a Bibliography.  With the exception of any notes provided by the instructor, follow the format in chapter 10 of your book for your preparation outline.  The preparation outline must include your main points, sub-points, sub-sub-points, etc.  All quotes, transitions, internal previews, and internal summaries must be labeled, completely written following the appropriate guidelines and placed in the outline of the speech where they will be used.  If there is any confusion or ambiguity about the assignment, contact the instructor.

2 points – Title
2 points – Topic
2 points – General Purpose
2 points – Specific Purpose
2 points – Central Idea
4 points – Introduction
The introduction must be written in its entirety.
2 points – each quotation up to 4 pts.
2 points – each transition up to 4 pts.
2 points – each internal preview up to 4 pts.
2 points – each internal summary up to 2 pts.
4 points – conclusion
The conclusion must be written in its entirety.
2 points – each bibliography reference up to 8 pts.
The bibliography must follow MLA or APA format (Pick one).

All speeches must be your own original work.

Informative and Persuasive Speeches (100 Points Each)

10 Points Timing (Earn 1 point for every 1 - 15 seconds from 7.5 min up to 10 min. or  below 14.5 min. down to 12 min.), 5 Points Self-evaluation, 20 Points-Introduction, 20 points – Body, 20 Points – Conclusion, 25 Points – Delivery/Overall.
The self-evaluation is awarded 5 points when a critical analysis of at least 5 specific instances of what you did well or need to improve is included.

Test 1 - 35 Pts.
Test 2 - 35 Pts.
Test 3 - 30 Pts.
Impromptu Speech 1 - 10 Pts.
Impromptu Speech 2 - 10 Pts.

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:
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Guidelines for Speeches:  Topics for speeches are at the discretion of the student and must be tasteful and not inflammatory in nature.  It can be and is recommended that speeches be related to current issues and/or work issues or policies. A work must be the student's original work.

Make-up Assignments:  Make-up assignments consist of a 3-5 page paper using 12pt. font with double-spaced lines.  The paper must cover understanding of the readings/material covered in the class that was missed and contain at least two references outside of the readings.  If the absence is during a speech night and the student was not assigned to speak, the paper will be an analysis of a speech given by a famous speaker and will identify how the speaker utilized the key parts of a speech as discussed in the readings/textbook.  If the absence is during a speech night and the student was assigned to speak, the student will not only need to do the paper, but will also need to reschedule the speech.  If the speech cannot be rescheduled during normal classes, no points will be awarded for the speech.

Proprietary Information:  While the University's teaching/learning model emphasizes the sharing of professional experiences in the context of analyzing relevant course materials, it is against the policy of Park University for students and/or faculty members to share information about present or past employers that would be considered to be “proprietary,” “confidential,” “company sensitive,” or “trade secret.”

Harassment and Unethical Behavior:  All employees and students have a right to an environment free of discrimination, including freedom from sexual harassment.  It is the policy of Park University that no employee or student may sexually harass another.  The intent of this policy is not to create a climate of discomfort but to foster responsible behavior in an academic and working environment free of discrimination.  

Student Preparation and Participation:  As a MINIMUM, all students are EXPECTED to have READ and thought about the information provided in the assigned chapters BEFORE class commences!  This is a professional responsibility to yourself and your classmates.  Active participation in class discussions is an important element of a collegiate program; it is evaluated by instructors and is reflected in the assignment of course grades.  Participation includes the quantity and quality of comments and class discussions, lively fellowship, positive contributions to group assignments, ability to respond to questions by classmates and the instructor and ability to work as a member of a group.  Students are expected to synthesize, analyze and integrate all reading assignments.  It is obvious that consistent attendance and being on time is an essential ingredient of participation.

Impromptu Speeches:  Impromptu Speeches will be assigned throughout the course to provide the student with public speaking experiences prior to the final speeches.

Class Discussion: Each student participates in discussion to help in his or her learning as well as the learning of other students.  All questions related to the subject/class are good questions.  There are probably others with the same question. Discussion is good for the mind and open discussion, without judgments of any kind, is desired.

Syllabus/Class Changes and Revisions:  The instructor reserves the right to make changes and revisions to the syllabus or class at any time.  All changes will be provided to the students in writing at least one class period before the changes take effect.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Ask for a copy of the sample preparation outline.

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
Meeting - 1Introductions
Discuss Chap 4-6.
Before Class Read Chap 4-6. Read Chap 14-16. Audience Analysis Due Meeting 5. 
Meeting - 2Discuss Chap 14-16.
Impromptu Speeches
Read Chap 7-9. 
Meeting - 3Discuss Chap 7-9. Impromptu SpeechesRead Chap 10, 11, 17. Preparation Outline Due Meeting 8. Test Chap 4-6 and 14-16
Meeting - 4Discuss Chap 10, 11, 17.
Impromptu Speeches
Read Chap 1-3.
Speech Outline due meeting 5.
Meeting - 5Speech Outline and Audience Analysis Due.
Impromptu Speeches
Read Chap 12, 13.Test Chap 7-11, and 17
Meeting - 6Discuss Chap 12, 13.
Impromptu Speeches
Meeting - 7Review Preparation Outlines.
Informative Speeches
 Test Chap 1-3, 12, and 13
Meeting - 8Preparation Outline Due.
Persuasive Speeches

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 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
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”
Academic honesty is the expected mode of behavior.  All honesty violations will be treated seriously.  Plagiarism is perhaps the most common and misunderstood form of academic dishonesty.  It involves the taking of ideas, writings, etc. from another and passing them off as one's own.  Plagiarism includes the use of any source to complete academic assignments without proper acknowledgment of the source.  The first occurrence of plagiarism will result in a grade of “F” for the assignment.  The second occurrence of plagiarism will result in a grade of “F” for the class.

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 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:

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