CA 103 Public Speaking
FA 2008 HOB
Norris, Lynn M.
Senior Adjunct Instructor of Communication Arts
M.A. in Communication, Pittsburg State University, KansasB.A. in Mass Communication, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Before/after class or by appointment
Monday, August 18, 2008 - Sunday, December 14, 2008
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Textbook: Stephen E. Lucas, The Art of Public Speaking, 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor has an interactive, student-centered approach to teaching. She strives to create a safe, comfortable class environment, and to include course materials that are both enjoyable and relevant, as well as academically sound. She may involve students in any or all of the following: class discussions, critiquing, demonstrations, exercises, games, group projects, internet, interviewing, learning journals, problem solving, reading, role playing, self exploration, quizzes, and/or writing.
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: Class Assessment will be based on: four Major Speeches and five Impromptu Speeches (70 percent of final grade); and Participation (30 percent of final grade).
Late Submission of Course Materials: Speeches: It is expected that students will give their speeches on the dates assigned/chosen. If a student should miss delivering a speech on the assigned/chosen date, regardless of reason, he or she is expected to deliver the speech during the following class period. No speeches may be given more than two weeks after the last scheduled day for that speech. There will be a 20 to 50 percent deduction on grades for late speeches, depending on the circumstances and how much time has passed since the originally assigned/chosen speech delivery date.
Written Assignments: Students are expected to turn in their written assignments on time whether they are present in class or not. If present in class, they must turn in their assignments in the form of a typed hard copy. If unable to attend class, students may submit written assignments via one of the following, with the expectation that a typed hard copy will be submitted the day the student returns to class.
1) Via the course drop box. (Be sure your file is in Word or PDF or RTF format.) Here's how:
A. Go to http://www.parkonline.org
B. Sign in with your OPEN name and password.
C. Click Interpersonal Communication I.
D. Click Drop Box.
E. Click on the name of the assignment.
F. Click Add Attachment. (A new window will appear.)
G. Click Browse.
H. Locate the assignment on your computer and select.
I. Click Open.
J. Click Attach.
K. Wait until it is done and click OK. (It will then take you back to Drop Box.)
L. Click Submit.
2) Via e-mail to email@example.com. (Be sure your file is in Word or PDF or RTF format.) Please note that the instructor will not accept items that are e-mailed late and/or are not in proper format. And she is not responsible for items students forget to attach to their e-mails.
PLEASE NOTE: Having a computer or printer problem is generally not an acceptable excuse for late assignments.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Pirate mail is the official channel of communication for all Park students. Thus, the instructor will occasionally contact students via their Park accounts to notify them of schedule changes, receipt of electronic assignments, and other important information related to the class. All students are responsible for checking their Park e-mail accounts regularly, thus they are considered by the instructor to be informed, and expected to properly utilize the information provided and be prepared for class. Ignorance is not an excuse.
2. All communication devices such as mobile phones and pagers: Please turn these off or set on silent during class. No phone calls or text messages are to be sent or received without the instructor's permission. If you are expecting an important message, notify the instructor in advance. You must have permission from the instructor to answer calls during class.
3. Leaving the classroom: Students are expected to inform the instructor if they need to leave the room before class is dismissed. If a student leaves early without telling the instructor, they will be counted as absent for the entire class period.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90PLEASE NOTE: A sign-in sheet will be on the instructor's desk every class period. Students who do not sign in will be considered absent. Participation grading allows students to miss up to six class sessions without any point deductions. All other absences will be considered unexcused.
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:8/4/2008 6:03:51 PM