CA 103 Public Speaking
Adjunct Faculty in Communication Arts
BA in Communication StudiesMA in Administrative Management, Public Administration ConcentrationCertificate in Electronic Government
590-3286 Not before 9am or after 9pm
29 May - 23 June 2006
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Free thinking mind
Textbook: Steven E. Lucas. The Art of Public Speaking, 8th edition. New York: McGraw Hill, 2004.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Additional Resources: Provided by instructor throughout term.
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 educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings. I will engage each student to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions. School should be fun not a chore. Anyone who works at it with diligence and courage can learn to think more clearly, accurately, and efficiently and express ideas with clarity and poise.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The core assessment for CA103-Public Speaking will be a Final Speech. This speech be a type of speech (persuasive or informative, forexample) 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: There will be three short tests throughout the term. Dates will be determined below but are subject to change. Tests will include a mixture of subjective and objective items; multiple choice, True/False, and exam questions.
There will be five presentations/speeches throughout the term. Presentations will be assessed for grading based on instructor's requirements. Specific requirements will be given to student with instructions/due dates before each speech.
Some presentations will also be peer-reviewed for constructive criticism.
Grading: Class participation & attendance, 5% (30 points)
Two tests throughout term, 20% (120 points)
Outlines (Required for Informative & Persuasive Speeches), Student Critique, & Preliminary Worksheets, 5% (30 Points)
One semi-formal introductory speech, 5% (30 points)
One impromptu speech, 5% (30 points)
One informative presentation, (use of visual aids with either the informative or persuasive speech required), 20% (120 points)
One formal persuasive speech, 20% (120 points)
Final Course Assessment Speech (Final Debate), 20% (120 points)
Total of 600 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: If you have to be absent, please call or email me as soon as possible. It is very important to communicate! If you miss something, make arrangements with me to get it in at the earliest possible moment. (This, of course, presumes that there is time to do so.) There isn't much time to slack, so it may not always be possible to reschedule a presentation, so it is very important you manage your time wisely. If you miss a presentation due to an unexcused absence, you will receive a grade of “zero”.
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. Be responsible while eating and drinking in the room. You must ensure that all your garbage is put in the appropriate places.
Please turn off cellphones as they can be very distruptive.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: May 29 - NO CLASS
May 31 - Course overview, Review of syllabus and class expectations, Interview Your Partner, Basic Principles of Speech Communication - Chapter 1 and Appendix “Giving you First Speech” (pp73-83), Speaking Impromptu (pp296-298)
June 5 - Student Introductory Speeches, Ethics and Public Speaking - Chapter 2, Speaking to Inform - Chapter 14, Impromptu practice - Bring three objects from home, anything that means something you (pictures, keys, cell phone, etc)
June 7 - Student Impromptu Speeches, Choosing Topics and Purposes - Chapter 4, Analyzing the Audience - Chapter 5
*Informative topics due by Sunday on eCompanion
June 12 - Organizing the Speech - Chapter 8, Beginning and Ending the Speech - Chapter 9, Outlining the Speech - Chapter 10, Delivering the Speech and Using Visual Aids - Chapters 12 & 13
June 14 – Test 1
June 19 - Student Informative Speeches (Evens)
June 21 - Remaining Student Informative Speeches (Odds)
June 26 - Speaking to Persuade and Methods of Persuasion - Chapters 15 & 16, Gathering Materials and Supporting Your Ideas - Chapters 6 & 7
June 28 - Listening to Speeches, Commemorative Speeches, & Using Language Effectively - Chapter 3, 17 especially 469-472
*Persuasive topics due by midnight Wednesday 28 June on eCompanion
July 3 - Test 2, , Chapter 11 Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream” pp. A7-A10, Lab work on Persuasive and Course Assessment Speeches
July 5 - In class group work on Persuasive Speeches and research for final Course Assessment Speeches
*Course Assessment group topics due by midnight Sunday on eCompanion.
July 10 - Student Persuasive Speeches (Odds)
July 12 - Remaining Persuasive Speeches (Evens)
July 14 - Make Up day for Memorial Day, Catch up on anything we missed.
July 17 - Course Assessment Speeches
July 19 - Remaining Course Assessment 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: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
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. 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 .
Last Updated:5/3/2006 8:11:32 PM