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CA 103 Public Speaking
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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.

Course

CA 103 Public Speaking

Semester

S1GG 2006 MI

Faculty

Balas, Tania

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Science in Education - General Studies
Bachelor of Science in English Education

Other Phone

701-839-0686

E-Mail

Tania.Bossert@pirate.park.edu

taniabalas@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

1-9-06 through 3-5-06

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

4:40 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Sellnow, Deanna D. Public Speaking: A Process Approach.  New York: Harcourt Publishers, 2002.  ISBN # 0-534-55170-X


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:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the fundamental elements of the speech process.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the ethical standards of effective speakers.
  3. Select and narrow a topic with a particular audience/situation in mind.
  4. Design a message with a particular audience/situation in mind.
  5. Demonstrate research skills necessary to the public speaking process.
  6. When appropriate, use audio-visual resources to help the audience understand the speech.
  7. Organize ideas in a purposeful, cohesive sequence which meets audience expectations and needs.
  8. Demonstrate accurate, clear and expressive use of language, nonverbal communication, and voice.
  9. Utilize language strategies for effective oral presentations.
  10. Present convincing arguments through reason, personal credibility, and emotion.
  11. Evaluate and choose evidence appropriate to the speaker, speech, and occasion.
  12. Effectively support ideas using evidence, sources, and sensory aids.
  13. Critically analyze student speeches for soundness of reasoning and evidence, and offer useful feedback to peers.
  14. Create and present an effective informative message to a target audience.
  15. Create and present an effective persuasive message to a target audience. (The final speech will measure EITHER #14 or #15).
  16. Critically analyze his/her speaking performances.
  17. Identify and use techniques for effective listening.


Core Assessment:

The core assessment for CA103-Public Speaking will be a Final Speech. This speech be a type of speech (persuasive or informative, for example) already given by the student during the semester. For example, if a student has given informative, persuasive, and demonstration speeches during the semester, he must select one of those types of speeches to give for the final. The rationale is that a student increases his mastery of a type of speaking by giving that type of speech twice. The length of the speech will be determined by the instructor, and the topic by the instructor and/or the student.

Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Speeches, class discussions, vital speech projects, group presentations

Grading Scale:

100-94:         A
93-87:          B
86-80:          C
79-73:          D
72 and be.:     F

Grading:
Methods of Evaluation of Competencies:
Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:
1. Speeches—Minimum of three speeches (given before the final speech), for a minimum of 50% of the course grade.
The following speeches will be performed: 1.  Quote Speech (40 pts.), 2. State Speech (50 pts.), 3. Persuasive Speech (90 pts.), 4.Personal Significance Speech (50 pts.), 5.
Informative Speech (55 pts.)

Quizzes, tests, papers, critiques of other student speeches, self-evaluations—Optional. Given at instructor's discretion.   Vital Speech Project – 100 points.          

3. Final speech, given at end of course, at a minimum of 20% of the course grade.
You will perform an informative or persuasive speech for your final speech.  The speech will be worth 20% of your grade.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All late course work will be docked 5% points every day it is late.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Weekly Outline
Week 1:
Go over syllabus; Speeches of introduction (not graded); Go over Vital Speech Project; Speech notes


Week 2:
Supporting your speech: Evidence and research; Organizing your main ideas; Go over quote speech criteria; Making lasting impressions: Introductions and conclusions; Outlining your speech; Quote speeches


Week 3:
Go over state speech criteria; Delivering your public speech; Creating and using presentational aides; State speeches


Week 4:
Evaluate significant American speeches; Persuasive speeches


Week 5:
Personal significance speeches


Week 6:
Informative speeches




Week 7:
Vital speech projects


Week 8:
Final Speeches - Core Assessment - Informative Speech
Vital Speech Projects due
Critiques

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.

  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: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

Final Notes:


-          I do not give extra credit work.


-          Plagiarism, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is defined as “…passing off as one's own the ideas or words of another… .”  An act of plagiarism can result in failing the assignment, course, or receiving disciplinary action at the university level.  Don't do it!


Please keep me informed.  Feel free to email or call me at home before 8:00pm.  I do not like surprises.



Rubric

Competency

Exceeds Expectation (3)

Meets Expectation (2)

Does Not Meet Expectation (1)

No Evidence (0)

Critical Thinking

Synthesis
Outcomes
 

The speech demonstrates the student's ability to synthesize information from 4+ sources.

The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to synthesize information from 2-3 sources.

The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to synthesize information from 1 source.

No sources are used.

Analysis
Outcomes
 

The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to formulate and use creative, logical main points and convincing arguments.

The speech demonstrates the student's ability to formulate and use logical main points and arguments.

The speech demonstrates the  student's ability either to formulate and use vague or inappropriate main points or arguments.

No coherent main points or arguments are present.

Evaluation
Outcomes
 

The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to evaluate and use unique, original materials and sources.

The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to evaluate and use appropriate materials and sources.

The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to evaluate and use marginally appropriate or unclear materials and sources.

Inappropriate materials and sources are used; or, no materials or sources are used.

Content

Terminology
Outcomes
 

(In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) The speech demonstrates the student's ability to effectively use advanced, professional-level vocabulary and grammar.

(In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) The final speech demonstrates the student's ability to use appropriate vocabulary and grammar.

(In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) The final speech demonstrates the student's ability to use vocabulary and grammar on a rudimentary level.

(In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) Grammar and vocabulary are poorly used and/or inappropriate.

Concepts
Outcomes
 

(In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). The speech demonstrates the student's ability to organize content into seamless, easy-to-follow introduction, body, and conclusion.

(In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). The speech demonstrates the student's ability to organize content into clear introduction, body, and conclusion.

(In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). The speech demonstrates the student's ability to organize content into rudimentary (but difficult to follow) introduction, body, and conclusion.

(In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). No clear introduction, body, and conclusion are present.

Application
Outcomes
 

The speech demonstrates the  student's to effectively apply principles of good public speaking, including consistent eye contact with all audience members and having no distractors (un, uh, like).

The speech demonstrates the  student's to effectively apply principles of good public speaking, including consistent eye contact and using few distractors (un, uh, like).

The speech demonstrates the student's to sporadically apply principles of good public speaking. Eye contact is inconsistent, and many distractors (un, uh, like) are present.

Eye contact is non-existent, and distractors (un, uh, like) are common.

Technical Skills

Whole Artifact
Outcomes
 

The speech demonstrates the student's ability to deliver audience-appropriate content professionally. Organization is clear and clever, and delivery is energetic and engages audience.

The speech demonstrates the student's ability to deliver audience-appropriate content. Organization is clear, and delivery engages audience.

The speech usually demonstrates the student's ability to deliver audience-appropriate content. Organization is usually clear, and delivery sometimes engages the audience.

Content is not audience appropriate. Speech is either disorganized, and/or the delivery leaves audience bored, confused, or both.

Component
Outcomes
 

Components of the speech demonstrate the student's ability to effectively present and explain well-researched materials and to present convincing, logical arguments.

Components of the speech demonstrate the student's ability to effectively present well-researched materials and logical arguments.

Components of the speech demonstrate the student's ability to present researched materials, although the research is superficial. Arguments are present, but are marginally logical.

No research is done. Arguments are illogical and never convincing.

M/LL Courses
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