TH 105 Oral Communication
U1Y 2012 MN
Plexico, Alvin A.
PhD, Business (Organizational Leadership), Northcentral UniversityMA, Communication, University of OklahomaBBA, Management, Texas Tech University
Naval Support Activity, Millington, TN
June 4, 2012 – July 29, 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
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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
Grading: Core Assessment (final presentation & outline) - 30%
Presentations (2) - 20%
- Remarkable personal experience
- Observation assignment
Oral communication paper - 20%
Mid-Term - 10%
Late Submission of Course Materials: All written work will be submitted through the eCompanion Drop Box.
Late assignments will normally not be accepted; however, if the student expects to be late with an assignment the student must notify the instructor before the assignment due date (firstname.lastname@example.org) . The instructor will deduct 10% for each day the assignment is late, but after the third day, the student will receive a grade of zero for the late assignment. Students must keep copies of all written work for their own records.
Students who fail to attend class on the day of a scheduled presentation without advance notice will be given the opportunity to present their reading upon return to class, but for a 25% reduction in grade. It is your responsibility to explain your absence and reschedule your presentation.
If a student fails to complete the required presentation within two weeks of its original due date, a zero will be assigned.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will participate as fully as possible in all physical activities and will advise the instructor of any reason they may be unable to participate fully.
Students are expected to be supportive of one another. Audience response is crucial and your full attention should be directed to your peers who are presenting.
You are encouraged to take notes that pertain to the presentation.
Students will not enter or exit the classroom during a presentation.
All electronic devices (e.g. cell phones) must be silenced during class.
See the Park University catalog for further information regarding appropriate student conduct.
Course introduction & syllabus review.
Name game (Marrs, p. 5).
Berry (Chapters 1-3)
Getting acquainted (Marrs, p. 9)
Finding the Funny in Communication (Video)
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 (Chapter 4)
The Interview (Marrs, p. 32)
For next class, read The Study of Voice by Peak.
The Study of Voice discussion.
The States Accent Video (History Channel)
Human Interest Speech (Marrs, p. 145)
Panel discussion (Marrs, p. 99)
Impromptu pantomime (Marrs, p. 79)
For next class, complete your observation assignment.
For next class, read Stage Fright by Peak.
Share your observation assignment with the class.
Stage Fright by Peak.
Berry (Chapters 5-10)
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.
Larry Crowne (Video)
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)
Planning the Message (Aitkenberko slides for Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin)
Presenting the Message (Aitkenberko slides for Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin)
Mock Trial or Television News Interview (Marrs, p. 143).
Story Recall (Marrs, p. 147)
For next class, complete your oral communication paper.
Oral communication observation paper due.
Progress Report (Marrs, p. 151)
For next class, prepare for your final presentation.
For next class, complete evaluations for full participation credit.
Share final presentation with your classmates.
Evaluations due for full participation credit.
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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
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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