CA 103 Public Speaking
U1UU 2012 CN
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.
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This course is presented as a late afternoon/evening class from June 6 to July 29th. Specific assignments and due dates are listed below.
Outlines - Students will prepare a speech outline for each scheduled speech except for impromptu speeches. Detailed instructions and a template will be presented in the first class meeting.
Speech Length/Times - The length of a speech will be dictated by the subject or topic of the assignment, but should not be less than five minutes. The final speech (Core Assessment) is expected to be a minimum of eight to ten minutes. Students select the subjects and topics of the speeches.
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 list of speech topics chosen and prepared by the members of the class.
Audio/Visual Aids - Students may use PowerPoint, white boards, etc.
Lecture: Introduction to Public Speaking; Speech Preparation and Outlines; and, Topics and Audiences
Preparation for introductory speech - students will pair off and interview their partner to obtain sufficient information to using in outlining and delivering a speech to introduce their partner to the rest of the class.
Assigned Readings: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 9, and 10
Speeches to Inform - Informative speeches is expected to provide the audience with data, details, and information about a topic of historical, technical, or current events. The speech outline should contain a minimum of four cited sources/references.
Lecture: Speaking to Persuade
Assigned Readings: Chapters 15, 16, 17, and 18
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