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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
SemesterF1Z2005
FacultyBrazier-Smith, Susan
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesB.A in Business Leadership
M.A in Art/Education
Montana Educator License
Daytime Phone406.452.0259
Other Phone406.799.7171
E-MailSusan.BrazierSmith@park.edu
chop1susan@hotmailcom
Semester DatesAugust 8-October 9 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:45 - 10:15 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:

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. Demonstrative speech 5-7 minutes
5. Target audience speech 5-7 minutes
6. Final Speech w/speaking outline 7-10 minutes
7. Mid-term exam/short answer essay
8. Final exam

Grading:
1. All speeches: 90 points
2. Outlines: 10 points
3. Mid-term: 50 points
4. Final Exam: 50 points
5. 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. Do not talk when someone is giving a speech.
3. Arrive on time.
4. If arriving late, be considerate of speakers and wait outside of the room until they are done.
5. Turn cell phones to vibrate or off while in class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Course Outline/Schedule
*Please note: The instructor reserves the right to make reasonable adaptations or changes to the schedule as needed.

August 8th:
Instructor introduction
Discuss syllabus, text and course expectations
Class introductions
Discuss and Review Chapter 1

August 10th:
Discuss and Review 2,3
Impromptu speeches/not graded
Video: "Great Speeches" Part one
Text Readings: Chapter 4
Assign: Informative speeches w/outline

August 15th:
Discuss and Review chapter 4
Begin Informative speeches
Video: "Great Speeches" Part Two
Text Readings: Chapter 5

August 17th:
Discuss and Review Chapter 5
Continue w/Informative speeches
Text readings: Chapter 6
Assign: Informative speeches w/visual aid

August 22nd:
Discuss and Review chapter 6
Begin Informative speeches w/visual aid
Text readings: Chapter 7

August 24th:
Discuss and Review chapter 7
Continue w/Informative speeches w/visual aid
Text readings: Chapter 8,9

August 29th:
Discuss and Review Chapters 8,9
Exam Review
Complete any speeches left

August 31st:
Assign: Persuasive speech
Mid-term exam

September 5th:
NO CLASS
Text readings: Chapters 10, 11
Prepare Persuasive speech

September 7th:
Discuss and Review chapters 10,11
Begin Persuasive speeches
Text readings: Chapter 12

September 12th:
Discuss and Review chapter 12
Continue w/Persuasive speeches
Text Readings: Chapter 13
Assign:Demonstrative speeches

September 14th:
Discuss and Review chapter 13
Begin w/Demonstrative speeches
Text readings: Chapter 14, 15

September 19th:
Discuss and Review chapters 14,15
Continue w/Demonstrative speeches
Text readings: Chapter 16, 17
Assign: Target Audience speeches

September 21st:
Discuss and Review Chapters 16,17
Begin Target Audience speeches
Text readings: Chapter 18

September 26th:
Guest Speaker: TBA 10-15 minutes
Discuss and Review Chapter 18
Continue w/Target Audience speeches
Assign: Final Speeches

September 28th:
Begin Final Speeches
Video: TBA

October 3rd:
Continue w/Final Speeches
Final Exam Review
Attendance Mandatory

October 5th:
Complete any speeches left
Final Exam
Attendance Mandatory

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.
NOTE: An attendance report of ā€œPā€ (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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
 
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