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CA 103 Public Speaking
Duckworth, John H.


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.

Course

CA 103 Public Speaking

Semester

F1Z 2008 MLA

Faculty

Duckworth, John H.

Degrees/Certificates

BA University of Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls, SD
M. Div. Central Baptist Theological Seminary - Kansas City, KS

Office Hours

Tues. - Friday 10 AM - Noon & 2 PM - 4 PM

Daytime Phone

453-6614

Other Phone

788-3781

E-Mail

John.Duckworth@park.edu

waterlogged_duck@q.com (preferred)

Semester Dates

May 26 - July 27, 2008

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Lucas, S. E.  (2004 or latest edition).  The art of public speaking.  Boston, MA:  McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0005617391 or latest edition.


Video-recording Access

A digital video recorder with sound is required in all online sections and may be required in onground or onship sections.  The Department of Communication Arts encourages all students to digitally record their speeches, view those speeches, and use what they learn to improve their presentation skills. Your instructor may ask you to record your speech in your planning or record your speech during the actual presentation. Digital video-recording of final speeches is required by the Department of Communication Arts for assessment purposes. Talk to your professor to find out what format you may need for your section.

Your tentative course syllabus is located here:  http://www.park.edu/syllabus/list.asp 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

APA Citation Information: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/

APA Reference List Information: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/06/

Handouts for Public Speaking Students at Park: http://onlineacademics.org/CA103/Handouts/

Resources for Public Speaking Students at Park: http://onlineacademics.org/PS/

Writing, Citing, & Reference List Help from Park: http://www.park.edu/support/writing.asp

Outline Format

See your Lucas textbook. Many communication courses use APA style for citations and reference list. See Park information: http://www.park.edu/support/writing.asp

 

SPECIFIC PURPOSE:

INTRODUCTION

I. State an attention device in one complete sentence.

II. State your interest in this topic in one complete sentence.

III. State the behavioral objective of your speech in one complete sentence.

BODY

I. State the first main point in one complete sentence.

 A. In one complete sentence, provide supporting evidence and cite the source of the information in APA style (Author, Year).

 B. In one complete sentence, provide supporting evidence and cite the source of the information in APA style (Author, Year).

II. State the second main point in one complete sentence.

 A. In one complete sentence, provide supporting evidence and cite the source of the information in APA style (Author, Year).

 B. In one complete sentence, provide supporting evidence and cite the source of the information in APA style (Author, Year).

III. State the third main point in one complete sentence.

 A. In one complete sentence, provide supporting evidence and cite the source of the information in APA style (Author, Year).

 B. In one complete sentence, provide supporting evidence and cite the source of the information in APA style (Author, Year).

CONCLUSION

I. Summarize your speech in one complete sentence.

II. Tell the audience exactly what you want them to do in one complete sentence.

III. State a memorable device in one complete sentence.

REFERENCES

Provide 5 quality references in APA style, including at least two peer-reviewed quality from EBSCO or other quality data base. For information about how to use APA style, see http://www.park.edu/support/writing.asp

FIRST PAGE OF EACH REFERENCE (Copy or electronic format)

 

Outline and Speech Planning Documents


For a quality speech, you will want to provide advance planning document. You can demonstrate your preparation through the following items:
1. A typed speech outline, typically with 3-5 key ideas and supporting materials.
2. A reference list in American Psychological Association (APA) style that contains 4 or more sources. quality references, which reflects database--not Internet--research. You can access APA style information here
http://www.park.edu/support/writing.asp or http://www.apastyle.org/ or here http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html#Your%20Reference%20List , and other APA style elements. There are also online sources available to help you, such as http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html .
3. Hardcopy of the first page of each source used.

College-level quality research needs to use library databases. Please use scholarly databases http://www.park.edu/library/ (peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed articles). Provide three sources to make sure you find multiple perspectives to support your speech. Print a copy of the html or PDF file of each source used--at least the first page--and attach the printout to your outline and reference list you submit to your professor at the time of your speech presentation. The Internet is NOT considered an appropriate source for college level research, so please do not use regular Internet websites as sources for your speeches. Use 4 or more quality references for all planned speeches, except the eulogy if you discuss a friend or family member. Here is a tutorial your professor prepared for conducting database research: http://onlineacademics.org/LibraryTutorial/

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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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:

Public speaking is a performance course designed to improve your public communication skills.  This means that students need to be actively engaged in both the speaking and listening process.  For onground sections, attendance is a high priority so you can participate in speaking to the class as a speaker and responding as an effective listener. 

 

Below are principles good instructional practice:

  1. Respects for diverse talents and ways of learning. 

  2. Student-faculty contact and interaction. 

  3. Student cooperative learning. 

  4. Active student learning. 

  5. Prompt feedback for student.

  6. Time on task for student. 

  7. High expectations for student.

Chickering, A. W., & Gamson, Z. F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin, 39(7), 3-7.

 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the fundamental elements of the speech process.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the ethical standards of effective speakers.
  3. Select and narrow a topic with a particular audience/situation in mind.
  4. Design a message with a particular audience/situation in mind.
  5. Demonstrate research skills necessary to the public speaking process.
  6. When appropriate, use audio-visual resources to help the audience understand the speech.
  7. Organize ideas in a purposeful, cohesive sequence which meets audience expectations and needs.
  8. Demonstrate accurate, clear and expressive use of language, nonverbal communication, and voice.
  9. Utilize language strategies for effective oral presentations.
  10. Present convincing arguments through reason, personal credibility, and emotion.
  11. Evaluate and choose evidence appropriate to the speaker, speech, and occasion.
  12. Effectively support ideas using evidence, sources, and sensory aids.
  13. Critically analyze student speeches for soundness of reasoning and evidence, and offer useful feedback to peers.
  14. Create and present an effective informative message to a target audience.
  15. Create and present an effective persuasive message to a target audience. (The final speech will measure EITHER #14 or #15).
  16. Critically analyze his/her speaking performances.
  17. Identify and use techniques for effective listening.


Core Assessment:

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 Rubric

Class Assessment:

 You are required to present a minimum of four speeches or a total of 25 minutes of presentations for a C or higher grade in the course (no matter what the student's point or percentage total).

Minor Assignments

Attendance, Discussion, Participation, Speech Critiques/Feedback, Minor Assignments, Small Group Participation, Interview, Tests, Final Exam

Major or Planned Speeches

Minimum of 3 speeches presented before the core assessment (final speech) as determined by the instructor.

 

These speeches need planning with full-sentence outlines or planning documents.

 

Major speeches are no more than 10 minutes in length, with no more than 5 additional minutes for the setup and question-answer period.

  • Speech of Introduction Typically, in this speech you will introduce yourself or a classmate. The speech will be 3-5 minutes--with no external sources or visual aid required. You may want to use an interesting quotation in the beginning or end of the speech (orally cite the source).

  • Informative. Follow your instructor's specific requirements. 

Typically, you will present a 5-15 minutes speech that informs the audience about a topic, process, idea, or event. Include a question and answer period. No more than 5 additional minutes for setup and question and answer period. 4 quality sources and a visual aid are required.

  • Instructional Speech. Follow your instructor's preferences and instructions.

The instructional speech is a 5-8 minute speech showing the audience how to make something or how to do something. If you are expert on the topic, no sources need be used in this speech, although they are always welcome. The focus should be on offering clear directions about some sort of process. Examples include the following: How to make lasagna, how to arrange flowers, how to decorate a dorm room, how to take a good picture. Visual aid required.

 

  • Persuasive. Follow your instructor's preferences and instructions.

Typically in a 5-15 minute speech, you will use ethical, emotional, and logical appeals and evidence to motivate the audience to action on a topic of interest. Include a behavioral objective of what you want the audience to think and do at the end of the speech. Orally cite and reference four high-quality sources. Advance complete sentence outline or planning documents required. A maximum of an additional 5 minutes can be used for set-up and a question and answer period.

  • Core Assessment. Follow your instructor's preferences and instructions. Required Final Speech (typically persuasive).

Typically, you will present a 5-10 minute persuasive speech, which cites and references 5 high-quality sources.

Park University has signed an agreement to support positive steps toward environmental protection and conservation. Your instructor may select a theme--such as "the environment"--where all student speeches work together as a motivational whole.

For all sections, a minimum of 70% of the final course grade is based on speech presentations.

Grading:

90-100% A

80-89.99% B

70-79.99% C

60-60.99% D

0-59.99% F

 

Speeches & speech outlines or planning documents:  50%

Final Speech (Core Assessment):  20%
Other Assignments:  30%
 
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Be On-time


Because of the unique performance nature of this course, students need to be prepared to present speeches when scheduled.  Obviously, in the real world, if a person fails to show to a public speaking situation, the opportunity is gone.  Faculty may prohibit make-up speeches.

Please avoid walking in late and interrupting a student speaker.


Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Guidelines for Student Conduct and Expectations


  • Be on time and engaged in the entire class meeting.   You cannot make up in-class participation assignments because they are just that--in class participation where you learn collaboratively.  

  • Contribute to the learning community consistently throughout the course. Students need to turn off cell phones and similar devices during presentations.  Park University expects instructors to take and report attendance each week.

  • Turn in your assignments on time.  Some instructors do not accept makeup work.  Plan to submit written assignments as a hardcopy at the beginning of the class meeting.  Speeches are due when your instructor calls on you. Please do NOT email assignments to your instructor unless he or she tells you otherwise.

  • No animals in the classroom please. 

  • Use appropriate nonverbals for presentation.  Competent communicators are careful about the messages of their appearance and vocal qualities as nonverbal communication.  Speak loudly and clearly so that you can be heard by everyone, including an audience member who has a hearing loss.   Remember, you must be heard to be understood.  Convey a passion or enthusiasm for your topic and message via your voice.  Research says that more formal clothing and appearance increases a speaker's credibility.  At the minimum, professionalism suggests no hats, no pajamas, no rubbery flip-flops, no shorts, no bare midriff/chest, and no outdoor jackets.  If your appearance distracts or creates a weak impression with the audience, you will lose effectiveness.   For a skilled approach, look and sound like a professional.

  • Show Respect.  Respect is a reciprocal relationship.  Be sensitive and adaptive toward your audience. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Tentative Schedule

 

Topic

Speech Assignments Due

Follow your instructor's specific schedule in the course syllabus located here: http://www.park.edu/syllabus/list.aspx

Lucas Reading Assignment

August 5

Introduction

 

Course Overview
Speech of Introduction
Lecture

Chapter 1: Speaking in Public
Chapter 2: Ethics and Public Speaking
Chapter 3: Listening
Appendix: Giving Your First Speech

August 7

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Lecture

Handout # 1 is due

 

Chapter 4: Selecting a Topic and Purpose
Chapter 5: Analyzing the Audience
Chapter 6: Gathering Materials

August 12

Organizing Speeches

Test # 1 - Chapters 1 - 5
Lecture

Topic for Speech # 1 is due

Chapter 7: Supporting Your Ideas
Chapter 8: Organizing the Body of the Speech
Chapter 9: Beginning and Ending the Speech

August 14

Presenting the Speech

Lecture

Handout # 2 is due

Chapter 10: Outlining the Speech
Chapter 11: Using Language
Chapter 12: Delivery

August 19

Public Speaking that Informs

Lecture

Purpose Statement for Speech # 1 is due.  Observe a 15 minute speech (not a college lecture) that is at least 15 minutes long and evaluate.

 

 

Chapter 14: Speaking to Inform
Chapter 15: Speaking to Persuade
Chapter 16: Methods of Persuasion

August 21

Delivery of Informational Speech

 

Speech evaluation is due.  Present Speech # 1 (3 - 5 minutes)
 
August 26 Speaking to Persuade

Lecture

Purpose Statement for Speech # 2 is due

August 28 Delivery of Persuasive Speech Present Speech # 2 (5-8 Minutes)

Chapter 13: Using Visual Aids

Chapter 17: Speaking on Special Occasions

September 2

 

Incorporating Visual Aids in Presentations

Test # 2 - Chapters 6 - 12

Lecture

September 4 Speaking on Special Occasions

Lecture

Purpose Statement for Speech #3 is due

September 9 No Class
September 11 Delivery of Instructional Speech

Present Speech # 3 (5 - 8 Minutes)

Handout # 3 is due

September 16 The Interview

Personal Interviews

Purpose Statement for Speech # 4 is due

September 18 The Interviiew

Personal Interviews

September 23 Delivery of Special Occasion Speech

Present Speech #4 (5-8 Minutes)

Purpose Statement for Speech #4 is due.

September 25 Small Group Dynamics

Lecture

Small Group Exercise
Handout # 5 is due
Saturday, September 27 Leadership & Group Dynamics

Lecture

Small Group Exercise
Review
October 2 Final Speech

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
Students need to orally cite the sources of information during their speeches.  In addition, outlines and planning documents need all sources to be cited in the body of the speech and a reference list included at the end.

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.

  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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The speech demonstrates the student's ability to synthesize information from 4+ sources. The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to synthesize information from 2-3 sources. The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to synthesize information from 1 source. No sources are used. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to formulate and use creative, logical main points and convincing arguments. The speech demonstrates the student's ability to formulate and use logical main points and arguments. The speech demonstrates the  student's ability either to formulate and use vague or inappropriate main points or arguments. No coherent main points or arguments are present. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to evaluate and use unique, original materials and sources. The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to evaluate and use appropriate materials and sources. The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to evaluate and use marginally appropriate or unclear materials and sources. Inappropriate materials and sources are used; or, no materials or sources are used. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
(In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) The speech demonstrates the student's ability to effectively use advanced, professional-level vocabulary and grammar. (In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) The final speech demonstrates the student's ability to use appropriate vocabulary and grammar. (In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) The final speech demonstrates the student's ability to use vocabulary and grammar on a rudimentary level. (In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) Grammar and vocabulary are poorly used and/or inappropriate. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
(In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). The speech demonstrates the student's ability to organize content into seamless, easy-to-follow introduction, body, and conclusion. (In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). The speech demonstrates the student's ability to organize content into clear introduction, body, and conclusion. (In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). The speech demonstrates the student's ability to organize content into rudimentary (but difficult to follow) introduction, body, and conclusion. (In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). No clear introduction, body, and conclusion are present. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The speech demonstrates the  student's to effectively apply principles of good public speaking, including consistent eye contact with all audience members and having no distractors (un, uh, like). The speech demonstrates the  student's to effectively apply principles of good public speaking, including consistent eye contact and using few distractors (un, uh, like). The speech demonstrates the student's to sporadically apply principles of good public speaking. Eye contact is inconsistent, and many distractors (un, uh, like) are present. Eye contact is non-existent, and distractors (un, uh, like) are common. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The speech demonstrates the student's ability to deliver audience-appropriate content professionally. Organization is clear and clever, and delivery is energetic and engages audience. The speech demonstrates the student's ability to deliver audience-appropriate content. Organization is clear, and delivery engages audience. The speech usually demonstrates the student's ability to deliver audience-appropriate content. Organization is usually clear, and delivery sometimes engages the audience. Content is not audience appropriate. Speech is either disorganized, and/or the delivery leaves audience bored, confused, or both. 

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