CA 103 Public Speaking
S1UU 2012 CNA
Griffin, Keith H
Ph.D. Rhetoric and Public Address, Louisiana State UniversityM.A. Speech Communication, Wake Forest UniversityB.A. Speech and Theatre, The College of Wooster
CAFB, Building 221, Room 128
3:00 - 4:30, M-TH
02/01/2012 - 04/14/2012
4:30 - 9:45 PM
The Art of Public Speaking. 10th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill. 2009.
Print Edition: ISBN: ISBN-13 9780077306298.
eBook: 0077304241 / 9780077304249
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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:
Total - 800 points
Class Participation: To receive all 100, you must attend each class and provide constructive feedback to classmates following their speeches when assigned by the Instructor as a "First Responder" and in open discussion.
A = 720 points to 800 points
B = 640 to 719 points
C = 560 to 639 points
D = 480 to 559 points
F = 479 or fewer points
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
COURSEWORK BY WEEK
Introduction to Public Speaking
Assigned Readings: Chapters 1, 4, 5 & 6
Speech 1: extemporaneous Informative Speech
Assigned Readings: Chapters 11, 12 & 13
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