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CA 103 Public Speaking
Trobenter, Christine


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

F2A 2010 BE

Faculty

Trobenter, Christine

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. Speech Communications
B.A. Interpersonal Communications

Office Location

TBD

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

512-300-5950

E-Mail

christine.trobenter@park.edu

ctroben@gmail.com

Semester Dates

October 18, 2010 - December 12, 2010

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

8:00 - 10:40 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 10th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill. 2009.
Print Edition: ISBN: ISBN-13 9780077306298.
eBook: 0077304241 / 9780077304249

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Additional Resources:

APA Style Help American Psychological Association
 
APA Format Examples The University of Kansas
 
National Speakers Association www.nsaspeaker.org
 
 

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Course Description:
CA103 Public Speaking (GE): 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:
The instructor subscribes to the belief that students are active participants in their own learning.  The instructor, therefore, facilitates and supports students' learning by making all course requirements clear and all activities relevant. 

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:

 

  • Class Participation (10) – 10% of course grade
  • Group-Led Discussion (1) - 5% of course grade
  • Weekly Discussions Online (15 total) - 10% of course grade
  • Weekly Quizzes Online (18 total)- 5% of course grade
  • Speech 1 (“Bad Speech”) - 10% of course grade
  • Speech 2 (Informative Speech) - 20% of course grade
  • Speech 3 (Persuasive Speech) - 20% of course grade
  • Speech 4 - Final Exam/ Core Assessment (Informative or Persuasive speech) - 20% of course grade

Class Participation: 10 points per class (90 points total), excluding classes where a speech is presented or a progress evaluation.

Group-Led Discussion: 45 points. Due at the start of class on the pre-assigned date.  To receive all 45 points, the student must:

  • Lead the class on a chapter of the student’s choosing based on availability.
  • Present the major points in a well thought-out and thorough manner.
  • Facilitate group discussion.

Weekly Discussions Online: 6 points each (90 points total). Due the evening before class (and no later than midnight). To receive all 12 points for discussion in a given week, you must show appropriate participation in the online discussion including:

  • Responding to all parts of the discussion topic fully, understandably, and in a timely manner;
  • Contributing to an ongoing discussion by posting at least two significant replies to a classmate's message.

Weekly Quizzes Online – 2.5 points each (45 points total). Due the evening before class (and no later than midnight). There are 10 questions per quiz.

Speech 1 (“Bad speech”): 90 points. Due November 2.

Speech 2 (Informative speech): 180 points. Due November 9. A speech plan must be submitted at the beginning of class to include: Intended Audience, Outline and Bibliography. This speech should be 5-7 minutes long.  Minimum of 3 sources.

Speech 3 (Persuasive speech): 180 points. Due November 16. A speech plan must be submitted at the beginning of class to include: Intended Audience, Outline and Bibliography. This speech should be 5-7 minutes long.  Minimum of 3 sources.

Speech 4 – Final Exam / Core Assessment (Informative or Persuasive): 180 points. Due December 7.  A speech plan must be submitted at the beginning of class to include: Intended Audience, Outline and Bibliography. This speech should be 6-8 minutes long.  Minimum of 4 sources.

Total Points: 900

Criteria Used for Evaluating Speeches:

  • The average speech (grade C) should meet the following criteria:
  • Conform to the kind of speech assigned -- informative, persuasive, etc.
  • Be submitted by the assigned date
  • Conform to the time limit
  • Have a clear specific purpose and central idea
  • Have an identifiable introduction, body, and conclusion
  • Show reasonable directness and competence in delivery
  • Be free of serious errors in grammar, pronunciation, and word usage
  • Be delivered according to the specifics of the assignment
  • Adhere to all recording specifications as covered in the Course Policies section of the syllabus

The above average speech (grade B) should meet the preceding criteria and also:

  • Deal with a challenging topic
  • Fulfill all major functions of a speech introduction and conclusion
  • Display clear organization of main points and supporting materials
  • Support main points with evidence that meets the test of accuracy, relevance, objectivity, and sufficiency
  • Exhibit proficient use of connectives -- transitions, internal previews, internal summaries, and signposts
  • Be delivered skillfully enough so as not to distract attention from the speaker's message

The superior speech (grade A) should meet all the preceding criteria and also:

  • Constitute a genuine contribution by the speaker to the knowledge or beliefs of the audience
  • Sustain positive interest, feeling, and/or commitment among the audience
  • Contain elements of vividness and special interest in the use of language
  • Be delivered in a fluent, polished manner that strengthens the impact of the speaker's message

The below average speech (grade D or F) is seriously deficient in the criteria required for the C speech.

Grading:

A = 90- 100% (or 810 points to 900 points)
B = 80-89% (or 720 to 809 points)
C = 70-79% (or 630 to 719 points)
D = 60-69% (or 540 to 629 points)
F = < 60% (or 539 or fewer points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late submissions may only be accepted with prior approval from the instructor.  Approval for late submissions will not be granted after the assignment due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT DUE AT CLASS*
Oct. 19 Introduction Quizzes 1, 2; Discussion; Ch 1, 4
Oct. 21 Audience, Supporting Ideas Quizzes 3, 4, 5; Discussion; Ch 5, 6, 7
Oct. 26 Organizing & Creating your Speech Quizzes 6, 7, 8; Discussion; Ch 8, 9, 10
Oct. 28 Language & Delivery Quizzes 9, 10; Discussion; Ch 11, 12
Nov. 2 Speech 1 - "Bad Speech" Discussion
Nov. 4 PowerPoint, Informative Speech Quizzes 11& 12; Discussion; Ch 13, 14; PowerPoint Tutorial
Nov. 9 Speech 2 - Informative Discussion
Nov. 11 Persuasive Speech Quizzes 13 & 14; Discussion; Ch 15, 16
Nov. 16 Speech 3 - Persuasive Discussion
Nov. 18 Ethics & Listening Quizzes 15 & 16; Discussion; Ch 2, 3; NCA Credo for Ethical Communication
Nov. 23 No Class Discussion; Personal Critiques Due
Nov. 25 Thanksgiving - No Class N/A
Nov. 30 Special Occasion, Small Groups Quiz 17 & 18; Discussion; Ch 17, 18; JK Rowling Speech
Dec. 2 Progress Evaluations Discussion
Dec. 7 TBD Discussion
Dec. 9 Speech 4 - Informative or Persuasive Discussion
*Additional readings as assigned.

DUE DATES:
All assignments are due the evening before class (no later than midnight) unless indicated otherwise.

 

 

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 92-93

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 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 .

Additional Information:

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SPEECHES:



       
  • Speeches endorsing a particular viewpoint of a political issue, a political party, or a political candidate are not permitted. Leave that to the politicians.
       
  • Speeches endorsing a particular religion or religious belief are not permitted. This is not your place of worship.
       
  • Sales talks, or speeches promoting a product or service, are not permitted. This is not a commercial.
       
  • Be extremely cautious about the use of slang, "street talk," "off-color" language, sexist language, or any other language which might be offensive to your audience and/or classmates. The use of nonstandard English is not appropriate for most situations and may lower your grade significantly.
       
  • Be cautious about becoming overly personal in your speeches. While relaying personal experience may be very appropriate in the context of certain speeches, avoid making your speech a "tell-all" session or an open confessional. This is not a television talk show.
       
  • Be judicious in your use of humor. It's fine to use humor in your speech, but be careful that you don't become lost in "entertaining" your audience when the purpose of the speech is to inform or persuade them.
       
  • Observe the specified time limits. Failing to meet the minimum time limit, or exceeding the maximum, will result in point deductions.
       
  • Be sure to follow the specified format for the type of speech you are delivering.
       
  • Avoid merely "reading" your speech; all speeches are to be given extemporaneously. Verbatim reading of your speech, in and of itself, may reduce your speech grade by as much as two letter grades.

       



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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