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CA 103 Public Speaking
Pope, Frances G.


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 MO
SemesterF2EE2005
FacultyPope, Frances G.
TitleSenior Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesB.A. in English
M.A. in English
Certified Teacher Support Specialist
Office HoursM/W 4:00-5:00
Daytime Phone(229)-686-3657
E-MailMOODY@mail.park.edu
Popejames11@aol.com
Semester Dates10/11/05 - 12/04/05
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:45 - 10:35 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
 THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING. 8th edition.  Stephen E. Lucas.  McGraw-Hill, Inc.  1998.


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 believes that students' oral communication skills are essential and will improve with practice.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Know and practice oral communication principles.
  2. Develop skill and confidence in public speaking.
  3. Understand speaker-audience variables.
  4. Analyze personal speeches and those of others.

Course Assessment:
   Lectures, class discussions, individual and group speeches, peer evaluations, and exams (2).

Grading:
 Classwork/Participation= 1/3
Speeches               = 1/3
Exams                  =1/3

A=90-100   B=80-89   C=70-79   D=60-69   F=0-59

Late Submission of Course Materials:

  Late work will be accepted with a grade penalty of one letter grade per day.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  Students are expected to be punctual, prepared, courteous, and responsible.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
   WEEK 1     Class Orientation
             Chapters 1-2
             Oral Introductions

  WEEK 2     Discussions on assigned topics
             Oral readings

  WEEK 3     Group Presentations
             Speech outlines and topics due

  WEEK 4     Entertaining Speeches
               MID_TERM EXAM (Chapters 1-6, 10-11)

  WEEK 5     Informative Speeches

  WEEK 6     Demonstration Speeches  (Props/Visuals
                                       required)

  WEEK 7     Persuasive Speeches

  WEEK 8     Impromptu Speeches
             Exam Review
               FINAL EXAM  (Chapters 12-18)

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
 
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