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CA 103 Public Speaking
Norris, Virgil W.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CA 103 Public Speaking

Semester

FA 2011 HOC

Faculty

Norris, Virgil "Rusty"

Title

Senior Instructor of Communication Arts/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA: Communication & Leadership (in progress), Park University
MLA: Social Science concentration, Baker University
BA: Liberal Arts, Park University

Office Location

None

Office Hours

After class by appointment

Daytime Phone

816-886-6123

E-Mail

rusty.norris@park.edu

rusty.norris.park@comcast.net

Semester Dates

August 15 - December 9, 2011

Class Days

-M-W-F-

Class Time

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Fraleigh, D. M. & Tuman, J. S. (2011). Speak Up!: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking, 2nd ed.

ISBN: 0-312-62188-4.
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-62188-9.

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

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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 skills required to speak to an audience can be learned and mastered by those willing to put forth the effort. The course will address overcoming fear as a major hurdle in becoming a competent public speaker. Skills will be developed and honed in a supportive environment focused on helping each student raise their level of comfort and competence in public speaking.

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:
Participation

Active participation in class discussions and exercises. This includes being continually present from the start of class until the class is dismissed by the instructor. Consideration will be given to quantity and quality of involvement and demonstrated attitude toward learning. Courteous behavior as audience members will also be a factor in your grade. Practice speeches (graded pass/fail) will be considered as part of your participation grade.

Quizzes and Practice Speeches

There will be periodic quizzes over the text and various other parts of the class, as well as occasional practice speeches that will be graded pass/fail.

Speech Assignments

Five graded speeches will be assigned during the term. Each will have its own specifications.

§       Speech 1 (Introductory speech): 100 points or 10% of course grade.

o      Topic: You. A self-introduction based on some aspect of your cultural or family background.

o      Length: 2-4 minutes

§       Speech 2 (Informative speech): 100 points or 10% of course grade.

o      Outlines = 35, Research = 25, Delivery = 40.

o      Topic: Student's choice

o      Length: 3-5 minutes

o      Requires working outline and speaking outline

o      Requires a minimum of 3 sources properly cited

§       Speech 3 (Persuasive speech): 200 points or 20% of course grade.

o      Outlines = 70, Research = 50, Delivery = 80.

o      Topic: Student's choice

o      Length: 5-7 minutes

o      Requires working outline and speaking outline

o      Requires a minimum of 4 sources properly cited

§       Speech 4 (Special Occasion speech): 100 points or 10% of course grade.

o      Topic: Speaker introduction, award presentation, award acceptance, after-dinner speech, eulogy, or commemoration.

o      Length: 1-5 minutes (appropriate to topic)

§       Speech 5 (Persuasive speech): 200 points or 20% of course grade.

o      Outlines = 70, Research = 50, Delivery = 80.

o      Topic: Student's choice

o      Length: 5-7 minutes

o      Requires working outline and speaking outline

o      Requires a minimum of 5 sources properly cited

Grading:
Participation: 150 points or 15% of course grade. 10 points per session for participation.

Quizzes and practice speeches: 150 points or 15% of course grade.

Graded Speeches: 700 points or 70% of course grade.

§       Speech 1 (Introductory speech): 100 points or 10% of course grade.

§       Speech 2 (Informative speech): 100 points or 10% of course grade.

o      Outlines = 35, Research = 25, Delivery = 40.

§       Speech 3 (Persuasive speech): 200 points or 20% of course grade.

o      Outlines = 70, Research = 50, Delivery = 80.

§       Speech 4 (Special Occasion speech): 100 points or 10% of course grade.

§       Speech 5 (Persuasive speech): 200 points or 20% of course grade.

o      Outlines = 70, Research = 50, Delivery = 80.

Total: 1000 points or 100% of course grade.

A = 90-100% (900-1000 points)

B = 80-89% (800-899 points)

C = 70-79% (700-799 points)

D = 60-69% (600-699 points)

F = 59% or less (0-599 points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Speeches must be delivered as scheduled. If time permits at a later date, missed speeches may be given for a reduced grade.

Speech outlines must be submitted before delivering a speech. If you wish me to provide feedback on an outline before you give the speech, the outline must be submitted on time.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Communication Devices

All communication devices must be turned off, or set on silent, during the class session. No phone calls or text messages are to be sent or received without the instructor's permission.

If you are expecting an important message, notify the instructor in advance. You must have permission from the instructor to answer messages during class.

CAUTION: If I see a cell phone in your hand during class, without prior permission from me, you will lose all participation points for the day.

Respect

Respect for every member of the class must be maintained at all times. This includes extending courteous and supportive behavior as an audience member during the delivery of a speech.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Week Date
Topic
Reading Assignment
Other Assignment
 1  8/15  Course Introduction
 Chapters 1-2
 
   8/17  Intro to Public Speaking
   
   8/19  Public Speaking Basics
   
 2  8/22  Ethics  Chapters 3-4  
   8/24  Listening    
   8/26  Speech Day
   Speech 1 Introduction
 3  8/29  Audience Analysis
 Chapters 5-6
 
   8/31  Topic Selection
   
   9/2  Research    
 4  9/4  NO CLASS
 Labor Day
 
   9/7  Supportive Material
 Chapters 7-9
 
   9/9  Organizational Patterns
   
 5  9/12  Introductions & Conclusions
 Chapters 10, 11, & 15
 
   9/14  Informative Speaking
   
   9/16  Outlining    
 6  9/19  Language & Delivery
 Chapters 12-13
 
   9/21      Full outline of Speech 2
   9/23      
 7  9/26  Presentation Aids
Chapters 14 & 16
 
   9/28  Persuasive Speaking
   
   9/30  Speech Day
   Speech 2: Informative
 8  10/3  Speech Day
    Speech 2: Informative
   10/5      
   10/7      Full outline of Speech 3
 BREAK  10/10-10/16  NO CLASS
 Fall Break
 
 9  10/17  Speech Day
 Chapter 18  Speech 3: Persuasive I
   10/19  Speech Day
   Speech 3: Persuasive I
   10/21  Special Occasion Speeches
   
 10  10/24      
   10/26      
   10/28      
 11  10/31    Chapter 17  
   11/2  Speech Day
   Speech 4: Special Occasion
   11/4   Speech Day    Speech 4: Special Occasion
 12  11/7  Persuasion    
   11/9      
   11/11      
 13  11/14      
   11/16      
   11/18      
 14  11/21      Full outline of Speech 5
   11/23      
   11/25  NO CLASS
 Thanksgiving Break
 
 15  11/28      
   11/30  

Speech Day

   

Speech 5: Persuasive II

   

12/2

 

Speech Day

   

Speech 5: Persuasive II

 16  TBA

Speech Day


Make-up Speeches



Reading assignments should be completed prior to the class session for which they are listed.

Schedule is subject to change at the instructor's discretion.


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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
INSTRUCTOR'S NOTE:
•All speeches must be composed by YOU.
•You must document your sources on your speech outlines.
•You must acknowledge your sources verbally to your audience during a speech. ( i.e. "According to the U.S. Census Bureau, ...")
•Presentation of a speech written by someone else, or of a speech in which the sources of your information are not clearly identified, constitutes cheating and/or plagiarism, and may result in a zero for the assignment or a failing grade for the course.

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
INSTRUCTOR'S NOTE: Excused absences will be granted, within reason, for legitimate and verifiable student/work activities or illness. All other absences will be considered unexcused. You must notify the instructor in advance, and in writing, of scheduled absences or within 24 hours for emergency absences.

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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