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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:Participants who successfully complete CA 103 will be able to produce and deliver an effective, persuasive, linear presentation of substantial length on a wide variety of subjects to any audience anywhere with poise and confidence.
Course Assessment: Test will include a mixture of subjective and objective items; multiple choice, True/False, and exam questions. Presentations will be assessed for grading based on instructor's requirements. Specific requirements will be given to student with instructions before each speech. Some presentations will also be peer-reviewed for constructive criticism.
Grading: Class participation & attendance, 10%
Comprehensive Mid-term exam, 15%
Comprehensive Final Exam (100 pt final of which 20 pts is "Final Thoughts"), 25%
One semi-formal introductory speech, 5%
Two impromptu speeches, 10%
One informative presentation (use of visual aids with either the informative or persuasive speech required), 15%
One formal persuasive speech, 20%
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.
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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100If you have to go TDY or emergency leave unexpectedly, please notify and we will work out arrangements. If you just don't call or email then I will be responsible to academically withdraw you after 3 unexcused absences.
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