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CA 103 Public Speaking
Koepke, Deanna R.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CA 103 Public Speaking

Semester

U1Z 2012 MLA

Faculty

Koepke, Dr. Deanna

Title

Senior Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

PhD & MA Human & Organizational Systems
MS Information Systems
BA Honors/Interpersonal Communications

Office Location

Troy University

Office Hours

7:30-4:30 M-F (call first, as I am often out of the office)

Daytime Phone

406-727-5451 (leave messages here if you will be absent)

Other Phone

406-868-2831 (please don't call after 9pm, texting is fine)

E-Mail

deanna.koepke@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 4 - July 29

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM

Prerequisites

none

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
"The Art of Public Speaking" 11th edition, Stephen E. Lucas, McGraw Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-662687-8

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
CA103 Public Speaking (GE): A development of the ability to speak clearly and express ideas effectively before an audience. Students plan, compose, and deliver various kinds of speeches and talks. Principles of effective rhetorical presentation are related to basic purposes and forms of public speech-communication. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the fundamental elements of the speech process.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the ethical standards of effective speakers.
  3. Select and narrow a topic with a particular audience/situation in mind.
  4. Design a message with a particular audience/situation in mind.
  5. Demonstrate research skills necessary to the public speaking process.
  6. When appropriate, use audio-visual resources to help the audience understand the speech.
  7. Organize ideas in a purposeful, cohesive sequence which meets audience expectations and needs.
  8. Demonstrate accurate, clear and expressive use of language, nonverbal communication, and voice.
  9. Utilize language strategies for effective oral presentations.
  10. Present convincing arguments through reason, personal credibility, and emotion.
  11. Evaluate and choose evidence appropriate to the speaker, speech, and occasion.
  12. Effectively support ideas using evidence, sources, and sensory aids.
  13. Critically analyze student speeches for soundness of reasoning and evidence, and offer useful feedback to peers.
  14. Create and present an effective informative message to a target audience.
  15. Create and present an effective persuasive message to a target audience. (The final speech will measure EITHER #14 or #15).
  16. Critically analyze his/her speaking performances.
  17. Identify and use techniques for effective listening.


Core Assessment:

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 Rubric

Class Assessment:
1. 5-7 minute informative speech (#1)--a place you have been or would like to go
2. 5-7 minute process/demonstration speech (#2)--hobby or something you enjoy doing
3. 5-7 minute special occasion speech (#3)--eulogy of a famous person (someone current is recommended--you can choose someone who is still alive)
4. 5-7 minute informative speech with a visual aid (#4)--topic of your choice
5. 10-12 minute persuasive speech (#5)--topic will be chosen in class from approved list
6. 12-14 minute final speech (#6)--type and topic of your choice (not special occasion)
7. typewritten preparation outline of each speech (follow Chapter 11 format)
8. multiple choice/short answer midterm exam

***Once selected and approved, speech topics may not be changed without instructor permission.***

Grading:
outlines and topic choices 10%
5-7 minute informative speech (#1) 10%
5-7 minute process/demonstration speech (#2) 10%
5-7 minute special occasion speech (#3) 10%
5-7 minute informative speech with visual aid (#4) 10%
10-12 minute persuasive speech (#5) 10%
12-14 minute final speech (#6) 20%
midterm exam 10%
attendance and participation 10% (see further information under "Attendance Policy")

All speeches must contain a minimum of 4 sources to receive full credit for that portion of the grade.  Wikipedia will not be counted as a source.  This will be discussed further in class. 

Grading Scale:
90-100 A
80-89.9 B
70-79.9 C
60-69.9 D
below 60 F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
-If you miss class with an excused absence when a speech is due, you will be expected to give the speech during the next class at which you are present. If you are not prepared at that time, your speech will not be graded.  There may be cases where time does not permit you to present the speech on that day, but you should not count on that.
-If you miss the midterm exam, you will not be given class time to take it. You will need to arrange to take the exam at the Park office within one week of the scheduled time or you will not receive any credit.
-Written assignments can be submitted electronically even if you are absent. Therefore, late assignments will not be accepted for grading.  However, you will still need to prepare and submit your list of sources prior to the speech to get credit for that portion of the grade.
-Assignments that are late due to an unexcused absence will not be accepted for grading.
-All work must be submitted by July 26, 2012 (the last class meeting).

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

-Except as required by the Air Force, all communication devices must be turned off or set on silent. If you must answer a call, please leave the room quietly.
-If you are outside the classroom when a speech begins, please wait until you hear applause to enter. 
-Your attention to the instructor and student speakers is expected.  No texting, web surfing, side discussions, or other rude or disruptive activities are allowed during class.  We are all adults.  Please don't do anything that would make me have to ask you to stop. 
-You are expected to read all text chapters prior to the date they will be discussed in class. 
-Any written assignments submitted electronically must be in Microsoft Word, either in .doc or .docx format.  No other formats will be accepted.
-If you must email your outlines to me rather than printing and bringing with you to class, I must have them no later than 3pm on class days so I will have sufficient time to print them out.  The preferred method is for you to print the outlines and bring them to class. 
-Computers crash.  Back up your work! 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

June 5 - introduction and Chapters 1-3, 5, 11
June 7 - Chapters 6-10
          - topic choices for speeches #1-4 and 6 due 
June 12 - Chapters 12-13 and 15
           - topic for speech #5 chosen in class
           - preparation outline for speech #1 due
June 14 - speech #1 - 5-7 minute informative speech*
June 19 - Chapters 14 and 18
           - preparation outline for speech #2 due
June 21 - speech #2 - 5-7 minute process/demonstration speech*
June 26 - Chapters 16-17
            - preparation outline for speech #3 due
June 28 - speech #3 - 5-7 minute special occasion speech*
July 3 - review for midterm exam
           - preparation outline for speech #4 due
July 5 - speech #4 - 5-7 minute informative speech with a visual aid*
July 10 - midterm exam
          - preparation outline for speech #5 due
July 12 - speech #5 - 10-12 minute persuasive speech*
July 17 - speech #5 (cont.) - 10-12 minute persuasive speech*
          - preparation outline for speech #6 due
July 19 - speech #6 - 12-14 minute final speech*
July 24 - speech #6 (cont.) - 12-14 minute final speech*
July 26 - speech #6 (cont.) - 12-14 minute final speech*
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*Typewritten reference sheet is due BEFORE you begin speaking to receive credit for your sources.  NO EXCEPTIONS OR LATE SUBMISSIONS.  If I don't have the list 
before you speak, you won't get credit for that portion of the grade.
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**This syllabus is subject to change.**

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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-Absences due to work will be excused with proper documentation.
-You must notify the instructor PRIOR to the absence to be excused.
-If you miss class, you will be expected to type an outline of a chapter from the textbook following the preparation outline guidelines in Chapter 11 to receive attendance and participation credit for that day.  The outline must be submitted according to the "Late Submission of Course Materials" policy.
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Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The speech demonstrates the student's ability to synthesize information from 4+ sources. The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to synthesize information from 2-3 sources. The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to synthesize information from 1 source. No sources are used. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to formulate and use creative, logical main points and convincing arguments. The speech demonstrates the student's ability to formulate and use logical main points and arguments. The speech demonstrates the  student's ability either to formulate and use vague or inappropriate main points or arguments. No coherent main points or arguments are present. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to evaluate and use unique, original materials and sources. The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to evaluate and use appropriate materials and sources. The speech demonstrates the  student's ability to evaluate and use marginally appropriate or unclear materials and sources. Inappropriate materials and sources are used; or, no materials or sources are used. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
(In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) The speech demonstrates the student's ability to effectively use advanced, professional-level vocabulary and grammar. (In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) The final speech demonstrates the student's ability to use appropriate vocabulary and grammar. (In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) The final speech demonstrates the student's ability to use vocabulary and grammar on a rudimentary level. (In this area, terminology is interpreted as using vocabulary and grammar.) Grammar and vocabulary are poorly used and/or inappropriate. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
(In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). The speech demonstrates the student's ability to organize content into seamless, easy-to-follow introduction, body, and conclusion. (In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). The speech demonstrates the student's ability to organize content into clear introduction, body, and conclusion. (In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). The speech demonstrates the student's ability to organize content into rudimentary (but difficult to follow) introduction, body, and conclusion. (In this area, one of the most important concepts mastered by students is organization). No clear introduction, body, and conclusion are present. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The speech demonstrates the  student's to effectively apply principles of good public speaking, including consistent eye contact with all audience members and having no distractors (un, uh, like). The speech demonstrates the  student's to effectively apply principles of good public speaking, including consistent eye contact and using few distractors (un, uh, like). The speech demonstrates the student's to sporadically apply principles of good public speaking. Eye contact is inconsistent, and many distractors (un, uh, like) are present. Eye contact is non-existent, and distractors (un, uh, like) are common. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The speech demonstrates the student's ability to deliver audience-appropriate content professionally. Organization is clear and clever, and delivery is energetic and engages audience. The speech demonstrates the student's ability to deliver audience-appropriate content. Organization is clear, and delivery engages audience. The speech usually demonstrates the student's ability to deliver audience-appropriate content. Organization is usually clear, and delivery sometimes engages the audience. Content is not audience appropriate. Speech is either disorganized, and/or the delivery leaves audience bored, confused, or both. 

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