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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
Educational Philosophy: My philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures,reading, open dialogues, examinations, videos, guess speakers, and handouts.
Learning Outcomes:1. Demonstrate your understanding of basic communication principles, the vocabulary of speech communication, and models of communication.
2. Understand the responsibility of speakers and listeners
3. Select and limit speech topics that are appropriate for you, your audience, and the occasion.
4. Analyze classroom audience and any other audience before you speak.
5. Demonstrate your understanding of the parts of a speech and how to arrange your ideas.
6. Identify, select, and use effective supporting material in a speech.
7. Word your ideas accurately and vividly
8. Speak more confidently in a public speaking situation
9. Display improved critial listening ability and offer reasoned
Course Assessment: Students must read all material prior to the next schedule class. Each student will be required to present in front of the class 2 speeches. The speeches are Informing 5 – 7 minutes and Persuading 7 – 9 minutes. Each speech will be timed and 10 points will be deducted for going over or under your time. Each student will build a complete outline for each speech and each outline must be done in the same manor as the HANDOUT given. It will be graded along with the speech on the same day. Students will sign up for speech dates of their choosing and no students will be allowed to give two speeches on the same night of class. If a student later decides to change his or her speech date, 5 points will be deducted. Students will received Two OPEN BOOK IN CLASS exams. Failure to give a speech will result in a “50” point deduction.
240 – 260 = A Class Participation = 10
190 – 239 = B Speeches/Outline 2 x 25 = 50
140 – 189 = C Mid-term = 100
120 – 149 = D Final = 100
119 below = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late Mid-term or late Final exam will receive minus 15 points.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: NO FOOD ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM. You can drink WATER ONLY. Turn off your cell phones. Students are required to exercise courteous behavior between other students and the instructor.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: 29 Oct 05
5 Nov 05
12 Nov 05
19 Nov 05
Mid-term Exam In-class
26 Nov 05
3 Dec 05
10 Dec 05
Final Exam In-class
17 Dec 05
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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