CA 103 Public Speaking
F2J 2010 IN
Senior Adjunct Instructor
B.A. (English, Psychology)B.S. Ed. (English,Social Science) MO Life Secondary English CertificationM.A. (English, Philosophy); Graduate Fellow, U. of MO (British/American Literature; Philosophy)
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18 October - 12 December 2010
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen E. Lucas (10th Edition).
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Educational Philosophy: In The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann observes this about basic human nature: "A word, even the most contrary word, preserves contact. It is silence that isolates." We depend on communication in one of its three forms to establish and maintain our connection with others, and through such connection we define, construct, refine, and validate our humanity. It is the essential foundation of our conscious existence and the fabric of civilization depends on it. This course is dedicated to the proposition that anyone who wishes to do so can improve and grow in the abilities to think accurately and express ideas with clarity and grace in almost any circumstance. Because speech is an eclectic subject, class sessions will include lectures, discussions, demonstrations (using art and artifacts from various world cultures), as well as video and graphic materials (including examples of the instructor's work in broadcasting, writing, and speaking), and, of course, presentations by class members themselves.
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:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Written material may be submitted late with the instructor's permission, but scheduled presentations should be given as planned and only delayed because of utter disaster, and even then must also have the approval of the instructor. (It is the vice side of the virtue of a concentrated eight week course that there just isn't much wiggle room, especially where a series of presentations is concerned.) *Note the Attendance Policy below for information on medical, business, or military absences.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please remember to turn off your cell 'phone or put it on silent mode. We will break for food about 6:40 (please feel free to bring something if you like), and again for the necessities about 8:15. NB: an early "heads up" on best public speaking practices - don't eat a lot right before you have to talk, and don't drink too much, especially fizzy soda. (There's nothing like a giant BURP to kill the rapport!)
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93All university rules and standards governing academic honesty will be strictly enforced.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96If you know in advance you must miss class, be sure to inform the instructor by telephone or email in order to have the absence reported as "excused." If you must miss otherwise, communicate with the instructor as soon as possible to discuss how to managed missed material.
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 .All necessary accommodations will be made to assure that each class member is provided with the best possible environment. Please discuss any helpful changes of seating or any other needs with the instructor at your convenience.
Last Updated:10/4/2010 2:00:38 AM