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CA 103 Public Speaking
McCarthy, Albert



Park University-Syllabus
CA103 Public Speaking
Mc,Carthy, Albert

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: CA103 Public Speaking
Semester: F2M 2004
Faculty: McCarthy, Albert
Title: Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
Office Location: Education Center, Cherry Point
Office Hours: 15 minutes prior to each class
Daytime Phone: (252) 444-0821
E-mail: albert.mccarthy@pirate.park.edu
marcyandal@coastalnet.com
Semester Dates: 10/18/2004-12/12//2004
Class Days: M/W
Class Time: 4:45-7:15pm
Credit Hours: 3

Textbook:
Lucas, Steven A. The Area of Public Speaking, 8th edition. Madison, WI: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-08-256296-X.

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.
Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify the basic elements of the speech communication process.
2. Explain why a strong sense of responsibility and adherence to ethical principles are vital for public speakers.
3. Explain why good listening and critical thinking are essential skills for public speakers.
4. Demonstrate the capability to create speeches by selecting a topic and purpose, analyzing the audience, gathering information and material, and supporting the ideas to be conveyed.
5. Master the art of speech preparation by organizing and outlining what is intended to be said.
6. Describe and demonstrate extemporaneous and impromptu speaking techniques.
7. Explain and demonstrate why the effective use of language, including imagery, rhythm, and inclusive language, is so important for public speakers.
8. Master and demonstrate the capability to utilize a variety of speaking techniques including speaking to inform, speaking to persuade, speaking in commemoration, and speaking in small groups.

Course Assessment:
Demonstrated mastery of the learning outcomes identified above through class discussion, formal presentation of at least five speeches, and meaningful critiques of other students’ speeches will be the basis for each student’s final grade.

Grading:
Final grade determination is based on the following components, weighted as indicated:
1. Introductory Speech: 10%
2. Informative Speech: 17%
3. Impromptu Speech: 17%
4. Persuasive Speech: 17%
5. Commemorative Speech: 24%
6. Classroom Participation: 15%

Conduct:
Assigned reading must be accomplished prior to class. Students are expected to fully participate in all classroom discussions. Each student’s ability to express well grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the assigned material is essential, and constitutes a significant portion of the final grade.

Date Class Activities Assignments
Meeting One Speaking in Public Chapters 1-3
Meeting Two Selecting Topic and Purpose Chapters 4-5
Meeting Three Introductory Speeches Chapters 6-7
Meeting Four Organizing Body of Speech Chapters 8-9
Meeting Five Outlining of Speech Chapters 10-13
Meeting Six Speaking to Inform Chapter 14
Meeting Seven Impromptu Speeches
Meeting Eight Speech Analysis
Meeting Nine Informative Speeches
Meeting Ten Speaking to Persuade Chapters 15-16
Meeting Eleven Speaking on Special Occasions Chapter 17
Meeting Twelve Student Research
Meeting Thirteen Persuasive Speeches
Meeting Fourteen Speaking in Small Groups Chapter 18
Meeting Fifteen Commemorative Speeches
Meeting Sixteen Commemorative Speeches


Academic Honesty:
Submitting someone else’s work as your own will not be tolerated. If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty had occurred in any part of the course, the student(s) involved will be given an immediate grade of “F” and dropped from the course. The second violation results in the automatic expulsion from the school. The Assistant Vice President will be notified in writing of the action taken.

PLAGIARISM
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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.

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 Veteran’s Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported 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 from 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

Assigned reading must be accomplished prior to class. Students are expected to fully participate in all classroom discussions. Each student’s ability to express well grounded opinions and demonstrate reasonable comprehension of the assigned material is essential, and constitutes a significant portion of the final grade.