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CA 103 Public Speaking
Yarbrough, Melinda Y.


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

U1B 2012 BLW

Faculty

Yarbrough, Melinda Y.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Arts in Leadership Studies
Bachelor of Business Administration

Office Location

Ft Bliss

Office Hours

Before or after class with appointment only

E-Mail

melinda.yarbrough@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 4 - July 29 2012

Class Days

Tuesday / Thursday

Class Time

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Title:  Speak Up:  Illustrated Guide To Public Speaking
Edition:  2nd Edition
Author:  Fraleigh, Douglas M. and Tuman, Joseph S.
ISBN:  0-312-62188-4 or 978-0-312-62188-9




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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

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is based on lecture and collaboration via interactive in-class assignments.  The learner will express their understanding by providing feedback during class sessions and activities.

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.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Effectively create outlines and organize their thoughts
  2. Effectively apply speech delivery skills and use them in various situations
  3. Demonstrate practical application when speaking in front of an audience
  4. Critically research information utilizing the Internet
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:

 
            
                ITEM / ASSIGNMENT
              POINTS
Introductory Speech 25
Introduce a Classmate 25
Special Occasion Speech 50
Informative Speech 150
Persuasive Speech 150
Impromptu Speech 100
Mid Term Speech 200
Final Speech 300

      Total  Points Possible                                             1000 
                                                                           

Criteria Used for Evaluating Speeches:

  • Turn in working outline for all speeches
  • Follow speaking outline when giving speech-have a clear introduction, body & conclusion
  • Present specific speech assigned on due date 
  • Conform to time limit
  • Exhibit effective use of specified sources
  • Include delivery skills: volume, rate, pauses, eye contact, pitch
Criteria Used for Evaluating Final Speech:
  • Speech must be a Persuasive/Informative Speech
  • Speech must be at least 8-10 minutes
  • Topic must be approved by instructor

Use of at least one audio/video

  • Turn in typed working outline 
  • Excellent use of delivery skills
  • Engage audience during delivery
  • Exhibit effective use of 5 sources
 


Grading:

    
Points Grade
1000-900

A

899-

800

B

799-700

C

699-600       D
Less than 600       F

ITEM / ASSIGNMENT
              POINTS
Introductory Speech 25
Introduce a Classmate 25
Special Occasion Speech 50
Informative Speech 150
Persuasive Speech 150
Impromptu Speech 100
Mid Term Speech 200
Final Speech 300
         Total Points Possible                                        1000
                                                                       

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Assignments due on specified date unless prior coordination has been made with the instructor prior to assignment due date.  Email instructor at melinda.yarbrough@park.edu for coordination of missed assignments. 
2. Missed class session:
   - email the instructor at melinda.yarbrough@park.edu
   - reason for missing the class
   - class date that will be missed
   - student is responsible for missed class notes (e-companion)
3. Turn cell phones/Blackberry to "vibrate" mode
4.  If you must answer phone, step out of classroom
5.  If you have questions or concerns about an assignment- email the instructor at melinda.yarbrough@park.edu with the following:
   - which assignment/topic you are requesting clarification
   - a ten digit phone number to call you back or specify if you want response via email if email please provide your park.edu email address
    - a specific time you are available for a telephonic response

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

8 Week  Format

Note: learning outcomes often overlap

Topics and Learning Outcomes Reading

Assignments

 

     1

 

June 5 & 7

 

Chapter 1 Introductions

Chapter 2 Preparation

Chapter 3 Communication Ethics

Chapter 4 Listening

Chapter 5

Audience Analysis

 

 

Review syllabus

 

Classroom Introductions

 

Outlining a speech

 

Graded assignment: 

 

Introductions :30-1 minute

*student will introduce themselves

*state your name

*why you took the course

*expectations of instructor

 

 

 

8 Week  Format

Note: learning outcomes often overlap

Topics and Learning Outcomes Reading

Assignments

 

     2

 

June 12 & 14

 

Read Chapter 9

 Organizing

Read Chapter 10 Introductions/Conclusions

Read Chapter 11 Outlining

Read Chapter 14 Presentation Aids

Read Chapter 15 Informative Speaking

 

In class discussion (language, delivery, informative speech, transitions

 

Graded assignment:  Introduce a classmate

*1-2     minutes

*3 main points and sub points

-state major

-state current job

-state hobbies/goals

*speaking outline

 

 

 

8 Week  Format

Note: learning outcomes often overlap

Topics and Learning Outcomes Reading

Assignments

 

     3

 

June 19 & 21

 

 

 

 

Review (Topics, Language, Delivery)

 

In class discussion on mid-term speech and final speech

 

Graded assignment:  Informative Speech on a country (beginning with first letter of your last name)

 

*6-8 minutes

*typed working outline (50 points of speech)

*5 source minimum

*student can use note cards or speaking outline

*speech will consist of a five part introduction

*speech will consist of a body (3 main points and 2 sub points for each main point)

*speech will have a two part conclusion

 

 

 

 

8 Week  Format

Note: learning outcomes often overlap

Topics and Learning Outcomes Reading

Assignments

 

     4

 

June 26 & 28

 

Chapter 18 Special Occasion Speech

 

 

Midterm Speech

 

Graded assignment:

 

Demonstration speech:

 

*typed working outline with the body of the outline listing the steps or procedures (50 points of grade)

*student must demonstrate (tangible)topic and have a completed product

*one source minimum

*5-7 minutes

 

 

 

 


8 Week  Format

Note: learning outcomes often overlap

Topics and Learning Outcomes Reading

Assignments

 

     5

 

July 3 & 5

 

Chapter 16 Persuasive speaking

 

Chapter 17 Methods of persuasion speaking

 

Graded assignment:

 

Special Occasion Speech

 

*3-5 minutes

*student must present speech to a targeted audience

*introduction (5 part introduction)

*body (3 main points and 2 sub points for each main point)

*conclusion

 (2 part conclusion)

 

 


8 Week  Format

Note: learning outcomes often overlap

Topics and Learning Outcomes Reading

Assignments

 

     6

 

July 10 & 12

 

 

 

Graded assignment:

 

Persuasive Speech

 

*6-8 minutes

*5 source minimum

*minimum one presentation aid

*typed working outline (50 points of grade)

*can use note cards or speaking outline

*introduction (5 part introduction)

*body (3 main points and 2 sub points for each main point)

*conclusion

 (2 part conclusion)

 


8 Week  Format

Note: learning outcomes often overlap

Topics and Learning Outcomes Reading

Assignments

 

     7

 

July 17 & 19

 

Prepare for final speech

 

Graded assignment:

 

Impromptu speech (topic will be provided by the instructor)

 

*3-5 minutes

*can use note cards or speaking outline

*introduction (5 part introduction)

*body (3 main points and 2 sub points for each main point)

*conclusion

 (2 part conclusion)

 

 

 


8 Week  Format

Note: learning outcomes often overlap

Topics and Learning Outcomes Reading

Assignments

 

     8

 

July 24 & 26

 

Final Speech

 

persuasive or

informative

 

Graded assignment:

 

Final Speech (persuasive / informative speech)

 

*8-10 minutes

*5 source minimum

*minimum one presentation aid

*typed working outline (50 points of grade)

*student can use note cards or speaking outline

*introduction (5 part introduction)

*body (3 main points and 2 sub points for each main point)

*conclusion (2 part conclusion)

 



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

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 .

Additional Information:









GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SPEECHES:


       
  • Speeches endorsing a particular viewpoint of a political issue, a political party, or a political candidate are not permitted. Leave that to the politicians.
       

  •    
  • Speeches endorsing a particular religion or religious belief are not permitted. This is not your place of worship.
       

  •    
  • Be extremely cautious about the use of slang, "street talk," "off-color" language, sexist language, or any other language which might be offensive to your audience and/or classmates. The use of nonstandard English is not appropriate and may lower your grade significantly.
       

  •    
  • Be cautious about becoming overly personal in your speeches. While relaying personal experience may be very appropriate in the context of certain speeches, avoid making your speech a "tell-all" session or an open confessional. This is not a television talk show.
       

  •    
  • Be judicious in your use of humor. It's fine to use humor in your speech, but be careful that you don't become lost in "entertaining" your audience remember your rhetorical purpose at all times.
       

  •    
  • Observe the specified time limits. Failing to meet the minimum time limit, or exceeding the maximum, will result in  point deductions.
       

  •    
  • Be sure to follow the specified format for the type of speech you are delivering.
       

  •    
  • Avoid merely "reading" your speech; all speeches are to be given extemporaneously. Verbatim reading of your speech, in and of itself, may reduce your speech grade by as much as one letter grades.

       

Bibliography:



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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