CA-103: Public Speaking
S1UU 2008 CN
Chave, Reid W.
B.A., Ed.M., M.A.
Education Center, Charleston AFB, South Carolina
Saturday, 8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. during course term.
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January 14 - March 9, 2008
8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Textbook: The Art of Public Speaking; Ninth Edition (2007); Stephen E. Lucas; McGraw-Hill Publishers
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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 seven 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 demonstrated.
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 viewed by the instructor and are not used to compute grade points.
Grading Criteria: Students are expected to participate and complete all assignments during the eight weeks in which they are assigned. Grading is based on the core assessment rubic provided within this syllabus.
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 style 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 discretions of determining good or subpar work and what points may be deducted. For the final speech, students must meet the Core Assessment Rubic 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:
Week 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 9, 10. Course requirements. Introductory Speech (January 19, 2008)
Week 2: Chapters 4, 6, 10, 17. Topics, audiences, ideas. Commemorative Speech (Special Occasion) (January 26, 2008)
Week 3: Chapters 5, 7, 8, 14. Introduction, body, and conclusion. Informative Speech (February 2, 2008)
Week 4: Chapters 15 and 16. Speaking to persuade. Persuasive Speech (February 9, 2008)
Week 5: Chapters 17 and 18. Impromptu Speech (February 16, 2008)
Week 6: Chapters 11, 12, 13. Using visual aids; speeches explaining a process. Demonstration Speech (February 23, 2008)
Week 7: Course material to date; course review. Final Speech (March 1, 2008)
Week 8: Course material to date. Final Speech (Core Assessment). Final Examination. (March 9, 2008)
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.
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Last Updated:12/31/2007 2:00:08 PM