CA 103 Public Speaking
U1FF 2011 FA
BA, Pennsylvania State UniversityMALS, Mary Washington College
6 June - 31 July 2011
12:00 - 1:15 PM
Textbook: Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 10th ed. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2009. ISBN: 978-0077306298
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My philosophy of teaching is a belief that any student can learn to speak and write well. I believe that good written English is not just a function of applying the rules of grammar; it is also a function of reading widely and often, and thinking critically about what has been read. In like manner, good public speaking is not simply writing a speech and presenting it, it is also a function of practicing, polishing, revising, and practicing what you want to say. Students who actively engage the material they wish to present either verbally or in writing become more confident in their ability to write or speak publically about that material. This confidence then requires the student to more actively pursue the language skills required to write and speak well.
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:
D or F = These grades demonstrate serious deficiencies in the criteria required for a grade of C.
Late Submission of Course Materials: 1. All assignments are due when they are due unless prior arrangements made with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. No cell phones are allowed. If a cell phone is required for duty reasons, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor before the class begins.
2. No texting is permitted. It is an automatic loss of all discussion points for each occurrence.
3. Plan ahead for hardware or software glitches. Students are still responsible for meeting deadlines in spite of technology.
4. No children allowed.
5. No food is permitted; beverages are.
6. All discussion and in class exchanges will be respectful.
7. Students are expected to have read all assigned material before class begins and to have completed the review questions at the end of the chapters.
Activities and Assignments*
Read/Discuss: Lucas, Ch 4, 7, 8, and 9 and “Giving Your First Speech,” p. 63 and complete the review questions at the end of each chapter.
Outlines due: 13 June
Speech 1 (Introduction) 2-3 minutes
Read/Discuss: Lucas, Ch 6, 11, 12 and complete the review questions at the end of each chapter
Outlines due: 20 June
Speech 2 (Informative) 3-5 minutes
Read/Discuss: Lucas, Ch 5, 15, and 16 and “Using Power Point,” p. 285 and complete the review questions at the end of each chapter and King's "I Have a Dream," Appendix A1
Midterm Exam: 30 June
Read/Discuss: Lucas, Ch 2 and 13 and complete the review questions at the end of each chapter.
Review/Discuss: Lucas, Ch 15 and 16 and complete the review questions at the end of each chapter.
Analyze: “The Ultimate Gift,” and “The Hidden Horrors of Puppy Mills”
Read/Discuss: Lucas, Ch 17 and 18
Review for Final Exam
Final Exam: 28 July
a. When the absence is excused, students may opt to complete a 2-3 page essay using MLA formatting. This paper will cover the assigned reading/material covered in the class that was missed. Two additional outside sources are also required. The standards of English grammar will be observed in all written work. The student will also be required to submit their review questions.
b. If the absence was on the night a speech was to be given, the paper will be an analysis of a speech given by a famous speaker. This paper will identify the specific purpose, the central idea, and organizational method. The introduction and conclusion will be identified and discussed as well the main and subpoints in the body of the text. Also to be addressed will be an analysis of the language used by the speaker, that is, identifying, providing examples, and commenting on the effectiveness any figurative language.
c. In addition to the paper, students must reschedule the speech.
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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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
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 95-96
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Last Updated:4/21/2011 4:14:38 PM