CA-103: Public Speaking
F1UU 2011 CN
Chave, Reid W.
B.A., University of MarylandEd.M, Boston UniversityM.A., Central Michigan University
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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:
1. A final examination to demonstrate knowledge of course materials and the textbook.
2. Present speeches identified in the grading section of the syllabus. The final speech is a learning outcome speech, either informative, persuasive, or a speech explaining a process (demonstration), which is designed to show what the student has learned during the term, and whether confidence and improvement in speaking is
3. Written critiques for each speech will be provided by the instructor. Speech evaluation sheets will also be provided by classmates to give immediate feedback at the conclusion of a speech. Student evaluation sheets are not seen or view by the instructor and are not used to compute grade points.
The components of the course and their respective grade points are as follows:
Course Letter Grade
Failure to complete the final examination will result in a grade of F in spite of any other completed assignments in the course.
The final examination uses assorted styles of questions, and the instructor has the discretion of granting full, partial, or no credit. Students will receive graded evaluations for speeches. Grading speeches is subjective, so the instructor has the discretion of determining good or sub-par work and what points may be deducted. For the final speech, students must meet the Core Assessment Rubric guidelines as noted. Students must also understand that grade points will be deducted from course participation for unexcused absences as well as late arrivals or early departures from class.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: This course is presented from August 15 – October 9, 2011. A class-week is Monday through Sunday with Monday and Wednesday as the class days each class week. Specific assignments and due dates are presented below.
Outlines: Students will prepare a speech outline for each schedule speech except for impromptu speeches. Detailed instructions on outline preparation will be presented in the Week 1 classes to include the requirement of a minimum of two cited sources for each speech.
Speech length/times: The length of a speech will be dictated by the subject or topic of the assigned speech, but should not be less than five minutes. The final speech (core assessment) us expected to be a minimum of eight to ten minutes. Subjects and topics of speeches are chosen by the student.
Impromptu speeches can be presented during any scheduled class at the discretion of the instructor depending on available class time and the total number of students enrolled in the class. Impromptu speeches do not require an outline. Students will select a topic provided by the instructor from a random selection of speech topics chosen and prepared by CA-103 students from previous courses.
Audio/visual aids: Students can use power-point presentations, white boards, and smart boards utilizing equipment/computers provided in the classroom.
Specific assignments and dates are presented below.
Week 1: August 15 – 21, 2011
Monday, August 15: Chapters 1, 2. Course requirements. Introductory lecture.
Speech preparation and outlines.
Wednesday, August 17: Chapters 3, 9, Topics and audiences; preparation for
and 10. introductory speech.
Students will interview fellow students and obtain sufficient information to prepare and introduce the student to the class as a Week 2 assignment. Classroom handouts will be provided with suggestion questions to conduct the interview.
Week 2: August 22 – 28, 2011
Monday, August 22: Chapters 4, 6. INTRODUCTORY SPEECHES
Chapters 10, 17. Lecture, speech preparation.
Students will present introductory speeches introducing fellow class members.
Wednesday, August 24: Introductory speeches (cont’d); impromptu speeches.
Week 3: August 29 – September 4
Monday, August 29: Chapters 5, 7. Lecture, preparing for informative speeches.
Chapters 8, 14. Visual aids. Impromptu speeches.
Wednesday, August 31: INFORMATIVE SPEECHES
The informative speech is expected to provide the audience with data, details, and information about a topic of historical, technical, or events of current interest.
Week 4: September 5 – 11, 2011
Monday, September 5: Chapters 15, 16. Lecture, speaking to persuade.
Wednesday, September 7: Chapters 17, 18. PERSUASIVE SPEECHES
The persuasive speech is an informative speech, but the speaker is expected to take a position pro or con on the selected topic and present information to the audience that will support the speaker’s point of view.
Week 5: September 12 – 18, 2011
Monday, September 12: Chapters 11, 12, Using visual aids. Preparing for
and 13. demonstration speeches.
Wednesday. September 14: DEMONSTRATION SPEECHES
In the demonstration speech, the speaker will present a topic that will explain or demonstrate a process. The speech will allow th speaker to coordinate speaking in conjunction with demonstrating a process, a function, and how something is done.
Week 6: September 19 – 25, 2011
Monday, September 19: Lecture, make-up speeches.
Demonstration speeches (cont’d).
Wednesday, September 21. Lecture. Preparing for the final speech
Week 7: September 26 – October 2, 2011
Monday, September 26: Course review in preparation for the final examination.
Preparation for the final speech.
The core assessment for the course will be the final speech and is further explained in the Core Assessment section of the syllabus. Since the final speech has the most point value of any speech in the course, the length of the speech should be a minimum of eight to ten minutes.
Wednesday, September 28: PRESENTATION OF FINAL SPEECHES (core assessment).
Week 8: October 3 - 9, 2011
Monday, October 3: Presentation of final speeches (cont’d). Make-up speeches, as required.
Wednesday, October 5: Course evaluation. Final examination.
The final examination will be administered after all speeches have been completed. The final exam will be graded with results provided to the student during the final class.
NOTE: Opportunities for make-up speeches will be provided consistent with time available on any class day. Impromptu speech opportunities will also be offered during classes at the option of the instructor. The above schedule for Weeks 2, and 3 will be adjusted, if necessary, based upon the course total enrollment at the conclusion of Week 1 (add/drop week).
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