Steven A. Beebe & Susan Beebe, Fifth Edition, Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach.
This course is designed to provide both a practical introduction to the fundamental principles of public speaking and a forum for practicing public speaking skills. Through a variety of strategies: discussion, group work, reading, lecture, and presentation, you will learn the processes by which effective speeches are conceived, prepared, and delivered.
CLASS GOALS IN ORDER TO BECOME A GOOD PUBLIC SPEAKER*:
* Cheryl Hamilton, Essentials of Public Speaking.
|MAJOR SPEECH ACTIVITIES:|
|Speech 1:||Informative -Introductory|
|Speech 2:||Informative -Definition|
|Speech 3:||Persuasive - Group Presentation|
|Speech 4:||Persuasive - Advertisement|
|Speech 5:||Persuasive- Fact, Value, Action|
|Speech 6:||Persuasive - Historical|
Extemporaneous style is used in this course. Therefore, speeches must not be written out word for word. Instructor perceived reading will result in a 25% grade reduction for that speech. You will speak from a delivery/key word outline (pages 247-249) on either note cards or a single sheet of paper in a folder. The instructor may restrict the number of cards per speech.
Written critiques will be given to all speakers by the instructor. Oral critiques will be presented by the class as time allows. All students are encouraged to ask questions of the speaker. Extra credit (5 points each, up to three) may also be earned by attending speaking events (approved by the instructor) an by submitting a brief critique of the event.
USING THE COMPUTERS DURING CLASS TIME OTHER THAN FOR CLASS WORK WILL COUNT AS AN ABSENCE FOR THAT DAY.
|OTHER CLASS POLICIES:
Students are expected to keep current in the reading of the text, even if chapter material is not directly covered in class. Exams will be drawn primarily from the textbook. Plagiarism Policy: Any student caught cheating on an exam, using (plagiarizing) someone else's speech topic, outline, or notes, or lifting information from sources without citing those sources (another form of plagiarism) will be given an automatic "F" for the course.
There will be two exams covering the text and lectures.
|1.||Informative - Introductory||25||Class Participation||25|
|2.||Informative - Definition||100||Exams||100|
|3.||Informative -Group Presentation||100||Homework||varies|
|5.||Persuasive - Fact, Value, Policy||125|
|6.||Persuasive - Historical/Language||100||TOTAL FOR COURSE:||600+|
|GRADING: FINAL GRADES WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING SCALE:|