CA 103 Public Speaking
F1GG 2012 MI
Filkins, Ronald E.
Adjunct Faculty, Academic Director
MA Education, Central Michigan UniversityBA Liberal Studies, Regents UniversityAAT Human Resource Management, CCAF
20 August - 14 October 2012
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Textbook: Lucas, S.E (Latest Edition) The Art of Public Speaking. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
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Educational Philosophy: Public speaking is a performance course designed to improve your public communication skills. This means that students need to be actively engaged in both the speaking and listening process. For onground sections, attendance is a high priority so you can participate in speaking to the class as a speaker and responding as an effective listener. Below are principles good instructional practice: Respects for diverse talents and ways of learning. Student-faculty contact and interaction. Student cooperative learning. Active student learning. Prompt feedback for student. Time on task for student. High expectations for student. Chickering, A. W., & Gamson, Z. F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin, 39(7), 3-7.
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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Each student will be required to complete the following assignments: Give six speeches. There will be two informative and two persuasive speeches. Specific instructions are shown in separate assignment sheets. Additionally, you will give impromptu, demonstration-performance and introductory speeches. The final speech is either an informative or persuasive core assessment speech designed to show what you have learned during the term. Brief descriptions of each speech are as follows. Introductory speech: Interview a colleague and prepare notes to introduce that person to the class, presenting background information pertaining to the interviewee's educational goals, employment status and activities, marital status, distinctive achievements, hometown, and the like. This speech will run 1 to 2 minutes. Informative speech: Compose and present an informative speech of your hometown, favorite city or hobby. This speech will run 5-10 minutes and a visual aid will be required. You must have a bibliography containing at least three outside sources in APA style with at least one non-internet source. Impromptu speech: Draw a card on which you will find a topic for your speech. Without written preparation, you will proceed to the lectern and deliver a speech of 1 to 2 minutes on the assigned topic. The challenge will be to present yourself with poise, fluency, and ideas from personal experiences organized into a beginning, middle, and end. Persuasive speech: Research, compose and deliver a persuasive speech of 5-10 minutes on a contemporary problem or issue. In this speech, logic and research must be the main proof supporting your purpose, however, you should use both emotional and ethical appeals to make your speech interesting and believable. A visual aid will be required. Document at least four sources in the bibliography of your outline with at least one source being non-internet. Core Assessment Speech. Compose and deliver either an informative or persuasive speech of 5-15 minutes on a major contemporary issue. This assignment constitutes the core assessment for this course. Information and logic will be your main forms of support, but you must use appropriate emotional and ethical appeals to make your presentation believable and compelling to the audience. A visual aid will be required. You should document at least five sources in your bibliography with at least two of those sources being non-internet.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students are expected to complete all assignments on time. Unexcused late speeches will lose one letter grade after the assigned date and one letter grade each week thereafter. The instructor may make allowances for documented illnesses, emergencies, or work-related issues. Anyone who cannot complete a term due to some unforeseen circumstance would have to file for an incomplete with the university, subject to approval by the instructor based on proper documentation.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Classrooms are intended to be non-threatening. I encourage open discussion that shows respect for the rights and feelings of others. Faculty members are expected to dismiss from class any students whose behavior is detrimental to the good order of the class. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, abusive or obscene language, attending under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and in general being disruptive in any manner. Students dismissed are subject to a failing grade, suspension, or expulsion. Unacceptable behavior, whether verbal or written, is subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion. Such behavior demonstrated toward administrative or support personnel is subject to the same sanctions. Please turn off cell phones and pagers while class is in session.
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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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