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CA 103 Public Speaking
Flippen, Barbara F.


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

S1LL 2008 LR

Faculty

Flippen, Barbara F.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

M.A.  University of Oklahoma
B.A.  Park College
B.S.  Kent State University

Office Hours

Before and after class meetings

Daytime Phone

501-988-5624

Other Phone

501-982-7305

E-Mail

Barbara.Flippen@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 14 - March 9, 2008

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Lucas, Stephen E., The Art of Public Speaking, Ninth Edition, McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2007

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

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

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:

Each student will present six speeches:  introductory speech, informative speech, impromptu speech, persuasive speech, demonstration speech, and final speech.  The final speech will be a core assessment speech.  This final speech provides an opportunity for each student to demonstrate what has been learned during the course as well as to demonstrate confidence and improvement in public speaking.
 
The instructor will provide students with written critiques of every speech they present.
 
Students will provide each other with immediate feedback at the conclusion of each speech by completing student speech evaluation forms.  The student speech evaluation forms will not be used to compute student grades.
 
Students will complete a final examination to demonstrate their knowledge of course subject matter as presented in classroom lectures/discussions and the textbook.
 
 

Grading:

Speeches = 150 points (83% of final grade) 
 
      Introductory speech = 10 points
      Informative speech = 20 points
      Impromptu speech = 20 points
      Persuasive speech = 20 points
      Demonstration speech = 30 points
      Final speech = 50 points (core assessment)
 
Final examination = 30 points (17% of final grade) 
                       
162 - 180 points = A   (90 - 100%)
144 - 161 points = B   (80 - 89%)
126 - 143 points = C   (70 - 79%)
108 - 125 points = D   (60 - 69%)
    0 - 107 points = F    (0 - 59%)     
 
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students are expected to read assigned textbook chapters prior to the class meeting during which they are scheduled to be discussed.  In addition, all students are expected to present scheduled speeches on time.  Absences due to illness, military duty, etc. are considered "excused" absences; and the student may make up assignments missed due to excused absence.  It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor and make arrangements to complete the missed work.  Work missed as a result of "unexcused" absences cannot be made up; and a "0" will be entered for any missed work during unexcused absences.  Excessive absences (whether excused or unexcused) may make it impossible for a student to satisfactorily complete course requirements. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Although many students dread public speaking, this class is intended to be enjoyable and non-threatening.  Students are expected to respect the ideas of others during class discussion -- i.e., listen actively, avoid side discussions while others are speaking, etc.  In a public speaking course it is essential for students to respect the rights and feelings of others when responding to speech presentations.  Cell phones may not be used in the classroom, and students are expected to set cell phone rings to "mute" to avoid disrupting the class.  Students are encouraged to ask questions; if you have a question, someone else in the class will more than likely have the same question.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One:  January 14, 2008
         Chapters 1, 2, and 3; Introductory speech
 
Week Two:  January 21, 2008
         Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7
 
Week Three:  January 28, 2008
         Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 14
 
Week Four:  February 4, 2008
         Chapters 15 and 16; Informative speech
 
Week Five:  February 11, 2008
         Chapters 17 and 18; Persuasive speech
 
Week Six:  February 18, 2008
         Chapters 11, 12, and 13; Impromptu speech
 
Week Seven:  February 25, 2008
         Course review; Demonstration speech
 
Week Eight:  March 3, 2008
         Final examination; 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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.

  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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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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