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CA 103 Public Speaking
Hartley, Harrison


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 IN
SemesterS2J2005
FacultyHartley, Harrison
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesB.A.
B.S.Ed.
M.A.
Office LocationPer classroom, before and after class.
Office HoursBefore and after class or as arranged.
Daytime Phone(816) 279-8100
Other Phone(816) 233-8851 (emergency only, please)
E-MailHarrison.Hartley@park.edu
harrisonhartley@wildmail.com (use for fastest response)
Semester Dates14 March to 8 May, 2005
Class Days---W---
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
The Art of Public Speaking (8th Ed.) by Stephen E. Lucas

Additional Resources:
Additional academic sources will be provided by the instructor.


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:
Class sessions consist of lecture/discussion periods, video presentations (including examples of the instructor's work in public communications), demonstrations using artifacts, and presentations by class members (all peer reviewed; one requiring a visual aid).

Learning Outcomes:
Those who successfully complete the course will be able to demonstrate competence in research, analytical, and observational skills as well as a heightened awareness of and ability to detect faulty logic, propaganda, and the subtle rhetorical implications of public and private speech. They will also be able to conceive, plan, and deliver an effective, linear presentation of substantial length and incorporating appropriate visual aids for any purpose and any audience anywhere, any time.

Course Assessment:
There will be four short tests based on lectures and assigned readings, comprehensive midterm and final examinations, and three formal presentations (one including an original visual aid).

Grading:
Readings/Lecture Tests 5% each:    20%
Extempore Prsentation:             10%
Midterm:                           10%
Informative Presentation:          15%
Persuasive Presentation:           20%
Visual Aid(s):                      5%
Final Examination:                 20%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Written material may be submitted late with the instructor's approval, but all material must be submitted by the end of the last class. NB: It is the vice side of a virtue that there is little or no time to make up presentations (depending on class size), so that it is very important to try not to miss a scheduled presentation.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The obligations imposed by a public speech act are TWO FOLD: the obligation of the speaker is to offer a worthy presentation, but the obligation of the audience is to LISTEN to it! Apropos this, please turn off cell 'phones before class. We'll break for food about 6:40 and again to contemplate the vicissitudes of life about 8:15. Feel free to use recording dvices or laptop computers anytime.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Before our first meeting, consider the following questions:
(1) How does speech guarantee our humanity?
(2) Are speech and communication the same thing?
(3) Do other animals have any capacity for communication?
(4) Explain the following quote from Thomas Mann:
      "Speech is civilization itself. The word,
    even the most contrary word, preserves contact -
            it is silence which isolates."

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
Meeting - 1  3/16"Ego loquor, ergo, sum!" (Apologies to DesCartes.)For next time, Read Ch. 3 & 5Q1: Attenborough presentation.
Meeting - 2  3/23He that hath ears... and she, of course!For next time, read Ch. 7 & 16 and material provided.Q2
Practice impromptu presentation.
Meeting - 3  3/30The Humpty-Dumpty Dilemma.For next time, read
Ch. 12 & 13.
Q3  EXTEMPORE  PRESENTATION
Meeting - 4  4/6
Some practical advice from Frost and Hemingway.For next time,
prepare your speech!
MIDTERM
Meeting - 5  4/13"Speak the speech, I pray you...."For next time, read Ch. 15 & 16.*INFORMATIVE SPEECH
(w/visual aid?)
Meeting - 6  4/20The Politics of Persuasion: Logic and Logical FalaciesFor next time, pre-
pare your speech!
Q4
Meeting - 7  4/27"If you would persuade, speak of of interest, not reason." FranklinFor next time, all work must be in!*PERSUASIVE SPEECH
(w/visual aid?)
Meeting - 8  5/4The [not] Last Word.Review; make-up presentations.FINAL EXAMNATION

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
All university policies regarding plagiarism and academic honesty will be stringently observed.

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
If you must miss class, contact the instructor as soon as possible to have the absence reported as "excused" and to make arrangements to complete missed work.

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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Please see the instructor before class if you need any special arrangements for your presentations or for taking notes.

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