CA 103 Public Speaking
F1T 2007 DL
Norris, Virgil "Rusty"
Sr. Instructor of Humanities/Adjunct Faculty
MA: Communication & Leadership (in progress)Master of Liberal ArtsBA: Liberal Arts
Central Time Zone (USA)
Textbook: Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 9th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill. 2007. ISBN: 0-07-322865-6.
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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: You will be graded on:
Weekly Discussion: 80 points 10 points for each week of the term). Due weekly.
To receive all 10 points for discussion in a given week, you must show appropriate participation in the online discussion including:
Weekly Quiz - 80 points (10 points for each week of the term). Due weekly.
Each weekly quiz will be worth 10 points total. You may retake the exam as often as you wish during the week. However, your last score will determine the number of points you receive for the week.
Homework Assignments: 80 points (10 points for each weekly assignment). Due weekly.
To receive all 10 points for an individual homework assignment, the student must:
Speech 1 (Instructor-assigned speech): 80 points. Due (recorded and submitted) during Week 2.
Speech 2 (Informative speech): 160 points. Due (recorded and submitted) during Week 3.
Speech 3 (Persuasive speech): 160 points. Due (recorded and submitted) during Week 5.
Speech 4 –Final Exam / Core Assessment (Persuasive): 160 points. Due (recorded and submitted) during Week 7.
Criteria Used for Evaluating Speeches:
The average speech (grade C) should meet the following criteria:
The above average speech (grade B) should meet the preceding criteria and also:
The superior speech (grade A) should meet all the preceding criteria and also:
The below average speech (grade D or F) is seriously deficient in the criteria required for the C speech.
Proctored Final for CA103: Public Speaking is unique in the online courses offered by Park University. Because the instructor sees the student completing the final -- a recorded speech -- the identity of the student is the only factor that requires authentication. Therefore, students in CA103 will not complete the standard Proctor Request Form. Instead, the student will mail to the instructor clear copies of two picture forms of legal identification (drivers license, school ID, military ID, etc.) so the instructor can match the ID with the student on the speech recording. Your instructor will provide details in the online classroom about submitting proper identification.
Grading: A = 90- 100% (or 720 points to 800 points)
B = 80-89% (or 640 to 719 points)
C = 70-79% (or 560 to 639 points)
D = 60-69% (or 480 to 559 points)
F = < 60% (or 479 or fewer points)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: COURSEWORK BY WEEK
Introduction to Public Speaking
Selecting a topic and purpose
The Power of Words
Who is persuading YOU?
Evaluating your progress/development
Complete the Quiz under Week 8 in the online classroom. You may take the quiz as many times as you wish during the week.
Respond to the discussion topics in the Discussion area under Week 8 in the online classroom.
Complete the homework assignment as directed in the Homework area under Week 8 in the online classroom.
All assignments are due by Midnight Sunday night of the week for which they are assigned except as noted by your instructor in the online classroom.
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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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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Last Updated:7/18/2007 1:51:21 PM