CA-103: Public Speaking
S2UU 2013 CN
Chave, Reid W.
M.A., Central Michigan UniversityEd.M, Boston UniversityB.A, University of Maryland
Joint Base Charleston Campus, SC, and Mt. Pleasant, SC
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March 18 - May 12, 2013
Saturday, each class week.
8:30 - 2:00 PM
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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
None are required; however, students are encouraged to consult other sources on public speaking and writing since both forms of communication relate to one another. Composing speeches and speech outlines includes being able to put into writing information that is logical and comprehensive. The Joint Base Charleston library is an immediately available resource center.
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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.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
1. A final examination to demonstrate knowledge of course materials and the textbook.
2. Present speeches identified in the grading section of the syllabus. The final speech is a learning outcome speech, either informative, persuasive, or a speech explaining a process (demonstration), which is designed to show what the student has learned during the term, and whether confidence and improvement in speaking is
3. Written critiques for each speech will be provided by the instructor. Speech evaluation sheets will also be provided by classmates to give immediate feedback at the conclusion of a speech. Student evaluation sheets are not seen or view by the instructor and are not used to compute grade points.
The components of the course and their respective grade points are as follows:
Course Letter Grade
Failure to complete the final examination will result in a grade of F in spite of any other completed assignments in the course.
The final examination uses assorted styles of questions, and the instructor has the discretion of granting full, partial, or no credit. Students will receive graded evaluations for speeches. Grading speeches is subjective, so the instructor has the discretion of determining good or sub-par work and what points may be deducted. For the final speech, students must meet the Core Assessment Rubric guidelines as noted. Students must also understand that grade points will be deducted from course participation for unexcused absences as well as late arrivals or early departures from class.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Outlines: Students will prepare a speech outline for each scheduled speech except for impromptu speeches. Detailed instructions on outline preparation will be presented in the Week 1 classes to include the requirement of cited sources for each speech.
Speech length/times: The length of a speech will be dictated by the subject or topic of the assigned speech, but should not be less than five minutes. The final speech (core assessment) us expected to be a minimum of eight to ten minutes. Subjects and topics of speeches are chosen by the student.
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 selection of speech topics chosen and prepared by CA-103 students from previous courses.
Audio/visual aids: Students can use power-point presentations, white boards, and smart boards utilizing equipment/computers provided in the classroom.
Specific assignments and dates are presented below.
Week 1: March 18 - 24 , 2013
Chapters 6, 7, 15: Topics and audiences; preparation for introductory speech.
Students will interview fellow students and obtain sufficient information to prepare and introduce the student to the class as a Week 2 assignment. Classroom handouts will be provided with suggestion questions to conduct the interview.
Week 2: March 25 - 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11: INTRODUCTORY SPEECHES
Lecture, speech preparation. Impromptu speeches.
Students will present introductory speeches introducing fellow class members.
Introductory Speech: 1 – 2 cited sources required.
Impromptu Speeches: No cited sources.
Week 3: April 1 - 7, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Chapters 3, 12, 13, 14, 15: Lecture, preparing for informative speeches.
. Visual aids. Impromptu speeches.
The informative speech is expected to provide the audience with data, details, and information about a topic of historical, technical, or events of current interest.
Informative Speech: 3 – 5 cited sources.
Week 4: April 8 - 14, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Chapters 11, 12, 13, 16: Lecture, speaking to persuade.
The persuasive speech is an informative speech, but the speaker is expected to take a position pro or con on the selected topic and present information to the audience that will support the speaker’s point of view.
Persuasive Speech: 3 – 6 cited sources.
Week 5: April 15 - 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
In the demonstration speech, the speaker will present a topic that will explain or demonstrate a process. The speech will allow th speaker to coordinate speaking in conjunction with demonstrating a process, a function, and how something is done.
Demonstration Speech: 4 – 6 cited sources.
Week 6: April 22 - 28, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Lecture, make-up speeches. Demonstration speeches (cont’d).
Lecture. Preparing for the final speech.
Week 7: April 29 – May 5, 2013
Saturday: May 4, 2013
Course review in preparation for the final examination. Preparation for the final speech.
The core assessment for the course will be the final speech and is further explained in the Core Assessment section of the syllabus. Since the final speech has the most point value of any speech in the course, the length of the speech should be a minimum of eight to ten minutes.
Final Speech: 5 – 8 cited sources.
PRESENTATION OF FINAL SPEECHES (core assessment).
Note: Depending on the number of students enrolled in the course, final speeches may begin on May 4, 2013.
Week 8: May 6 - 12, 2013
Presentation of final speeches (cont’d). Make-up speeches, as required.
Course evaluation. Final examination.
The final examination will be administered after all speeches have been completed. The final examination will be graded with results provided to the student during the final class and in the online gradebook for the course.
NOTE: Opportunities for make-up speeches will be provided consistent with time available on any class day. Impromptu speech opportunities will also be offered during classes at the option of the instructor. The above schedule will be adjusted, if necessary, based upon the course total enrollment at the conclusion of Week 1 (add/drop week).
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