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CA 103 Public Speaking
Bailey, Jack Lee


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseCA 103 Public Speaking
SemesterS1HH2005
FacultyBailey, Jack Lee
TitleInstructor/Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMS, COrrections, Xavier University
Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist, National Association of Forensice Counselors/American College of Forensic Counselors
Certified Professional in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, National Association of Chiefs of Police
Office LocationHome:  2137 Kittyhawk Ave, Springfield, OH  45503
Office HoursMay contact by e-mail, regular mail, or phone (leave message) at any time.
Daytime Phone(937) 399-2877
Other PhonePark Office at WPAFB - (937) 904-4806 or 904-4868
E-Mailp340958@park.edu
vicjack67@aol.com
Semester DatesJanuary 10, 2005 to March 13, 2005
Class Days------S
Class Time8:00 - 1:00 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
The Art of Public Speaking, Eighth Edition.  Stephen E. Lucas.  McGraw-Hill, NY, NY 2004     ISBN 0-07-256406-7

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Students should also consult texts on various styles of writing, since public speaking and writing are both forms of communication that relate to each other.  Students who compose speeches  must understand to do so includes being able to put into writing speeches in a logical, comprehensive, understandable manner.  Two helpful books would be:

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate Turabian.  The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

THe Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E.B. White.  Allyn & Bacon, Needham Heights, MA.

Course Description:
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:
To provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of oral communication.  Emphasis is placed on building self confidence in speaking situations.  The course presents theories of public address and develops knowledge of critical methods.  Students will learn by preparing, presenting, and critiquing several kinds of speeches.  The student will have an understanding of the communication process and how to present it well, including in written form.  A student should become a critical listener and thinker, and know what constitutes excellence, by using skills to properly gather, evaluate, and communicate information.

Learning Outcomes:
As a result of the course students should:

A.  Better understand what constitutes excellence in speechmaking.
B.  Better understand the communication process and how it affects both the speaker and audience.
C.  Know how to put into writing and into the oral communication process, a speech.
D.  Know how to give speeches on informative topics, acting as a teacher/lecturer.
E.  Know how to conduct audience analysis, and subsequently give a speech to persuade an audience.
F.  Know how to conduct an impromptu speech without prior preparation.
G.  Have more confidence to deliver speeches to any audience.
H.To be a more critical listener and thinker and know how to critique speeches.

Course Assessment:
Each student will be expected to do the following:

A.  Take one exam to demonstrate knowledge of the material.

B.  Give 5 speeches.  The first 2 are informative, each for 10 minutes.  The 3rd speech is persuasiive for 10 minutes.  The 4th is impromptu for 3 minutes.  The 5th may be informative or persuasive (students choice) for 10 minutes.  The student selects the topic for all speeches except the impromptu, which the instructor selects.

Grading:
The following is the value of each section:

Exam            30%
Speech #1       10%
Speech #2       10%
Speech #3       10%
Speech #4       10%
Speech #5       20%
Participation   10%

Grad Scale:     92-100 = A
               83-91  = B
               74-82  = C
               65-73  = D

Below 65, or 3 unexcused absences, or 2 consectutive absences in a term = F

The exam uses assorted styles of questions (fill in, multiple choice, true or false, yes or no, and marrative).  The instructor has the option of granting full or partial credit on any exam question..  Students will receive graded evaluations for each speech (student critiques do not factor in).  Grading speeches can be subjective, so the instructor has the discretion on determining what constitutes good or subpar work and what points may be deducted.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students are expected to take the exam and give speeches on the assigned dates.  Allowances can be made for documented illnesses/emergencies/work related issues.  Anyone who cannot finish a course due to some unforseen situation would have to file for an incomplete with the university and it has to be approved by the instructor based on proper documentation.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A college classroom is designed to be non-threatening.  Open discussion of subject matter is encouraged.  However, each student is expected to respect the rights and feelings of others, so proper decorum is expected at all times.  Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom.  Such behavior includes, but it not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc.  Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University.  Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University.  Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior towards administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
January 15        Orientation/Syllabus
                 Chapter 1-Speaking in Public
                         2-Ethics & Public Speaking
                         3-Listening
                         4-Selecting a Topic & Purpose

January 22        Chapter 5-Analyzing the Audience
                         6-Gathering Materials
                         7-Supporting Your Ideas
                         8-Organizing Body of Speech

January 29        Chpater 9-Beginning/Ending the Speech
                        10-Outling the Speech
                        11-Using Language
                        12-Delivery

February 5        Chapter13-Using Visual Aids
                        14-Speaking to Inform
                        15-Speaking to Persuade
                        16-Methods of Persuasion

February 12       Exam
                 SPeech #1 - Informative

February 19       Speech #2 - Informative

February 26       Speech #3 - Persuasive

March 5           Speech #4 - Impromptu

March 12          Speech #5 - Informative or Persuasive

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
My own philosophy is that any student purposely cheating should at least receive a failing grade for the course.  Information can sometimes be gathered and presented through accident or ignorance.  Students unsure should always consult the instructor/professor.

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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
This is a serious matter, so students should not hesitate to ask for advise from their instructor/professor.

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 "WH".
  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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 .

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