TH 105 Oral Communication
S2Y 2012 MN
Plexico, Alvin A.
PhD, Business (Organizational Leadership), NorthcentralMA, Communication, University of OklahomaBBA, Management, Texas Tech University
Naval Support Activity, Millington, TN
March 19, 2012 - May 13, 2012
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Berry, C. (1994). Your Voice and How to Use It. London: Virgin Books. ISBN 0 86369 826 3
Additional Resources: Marrs, C. (1992). The Complete Book of Speech Communication: A Workbook of Ideas and Activities for Students of Speech and Theatre. Colorado Springs, CO: Meriwhether. ISBN 978-0-916260-87-3
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Educational Philosophy: Together we can all learn in an interactive environment through shared experiences. This requires:
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment: The student will create, rehearse, and share a final presentation 5-7 minutes in length. The subject of the presentation will be the student’s choice, but the subject must be approved by the instructor no later than week five. The presentation may include examples of prose, poetry, documentary literature or from a category of the student's choice. An outline for the presentation is due no later than week six. The outline is worth 10% of your final grade and the presentation is worth 20%.
Core Assessment (Final Presentation)
Final Presentation Outline
- Remarkable personal experience
- Observation assignment
Oral communication paper
Class participation, attendance, and punctuality
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: The assignment calendar is subject to change.
Course introduction & syllabus review.
Name game (Marrs, p. 5).
Berry (Chapters 1-3)
Getting acquainted (Marrs, p. 9)
For next class, share a remarkable personal experience including background, emotions, and significance (Marrs, p. 56).
For next class, read The Aspect of Communication by Peak.
For next class, bring an item for “show and tell.”
Remarkable personal experience presentation (Marrs, p. 56)
The Aspect of Communication discussion.
Show and tell (Marrs, p. 22)
Berry (Chapters 4-5)
The Interview (Marrs, p. 32)
For next class, read The Study of Voice by Peak.
The Study of Voice discussion.
Impromptu pantomime (Marrs, p. 79)
Berry (Chapters 6-8)
Panel discussion (Marrs, p. 99)
For next class, complete your observation assignment.
Share your observation assignment with the class.
Harnessing the power of stage fright by Peak.
Berry (Chapters 9-10)
Impromptu Speech (Marrs, p. 103)
For next class, submit your final presentation topic.
For next class, review for mid-term exam (Berry, Peak, Marrs, class notes)
Final presentation topic discussion and approval.
Planning the Message (Aitkenberko slides for Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin)
Mock Trial or Television News Interview (Marrs, p. 143).
For next class, submit your final presentation outline.
Final presentation outline due.
Developing the Message (Aitkenberko slides for Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin)
Structuring the Message (Aitkenberko slides for Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin)
Story Recall (Marrs, p. 147)
For next class, complete your oral communication paper.
Oral communication observation paper due.
Presenting the Message (Aitkenberko slides for Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin)
For next class, prepare for your final presentation.
Share final presentation with your classmates.
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