CA 103 Public Speaking
F2QQ 2006 HIA
Fuller, Carol Ann
Master's Degree in EnglishMaster's Degree in Speech Pathology
Bldg. 383 HAFB
Before and after class or by appointment
23 Oct - 17 Dec 2006
Mon/Wed - 12:00 - 1:30; Fri - 12:00 - 2:00
Textbook: Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill.2007
Additional Resources: A GOOD Dictionary; Newspapers
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Educational Philosophy: Mastering the reading-writing-thinking-speaking connection opens professional and personal doors for the students throughout their lives. The instructor believes in a providing a safe learning environment in which students explore critical thinking and develop their public speaking abilities. The more a student contributes to a class, the more he or she will gain from the experience, thus, class participation is encouraged and expected.
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:
Assessment: 4 speeches, 2 tests, reading assignments; class participation Each speech should be well-written, comprised of four to five double-spaced, word-processed pages, and have at least two references. The length of each speech should be eight to ten minutes; it should not be read, but presented from an outline. Use eye contact, appropriate volume, clear enunciation. The speech must be submitted to the instructor following each presentation.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students are responsible for reading all assignments and hand-outs. Speeches and written assignments are due on the date assigned. Late submissions will be accepted if coordinated with the instructor beforehand. Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding assignments made during any absences.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This syllabus is your procedure manual for the term. It is important that you carefully read all of it. Please refer to these guidelines throughout the term. Cell phones are allowed in the classroom for work-related calls, only. Please do not abuse this privilege. Text-messaging is not allowed. Guidelines for speeches: Topics for speeches are at the discretion of the student and must be tasteful and not inflammatory in nature. It can be and is recommended that speeches be related to current issues and/or work issues or policies. While the University's teaching/learning model emphasizes the sharing of professional experience in the context of analyzing relevant course materials, it is against the policy of Park University for students and/or faculty members to share information about present or past employers that would be considered to be "proprietary," "confidential," or "company sensitive." Harassment and Unethical Behavior: All employees and students have a right to an environment free of discrimination.
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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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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Last Updated:10/3/2006 6:46:28 PM