SPEECH 115

FUNDAMENTALS IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION

Fall 2005

COURSE INFORMATION:

Sequence Number:            #10315

Course Title:                     Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Course Code:                    SPE 115

Credits:                             3 Credits

Semester:                         Fall 2005

Prerequisite:                      College Level Reading

Class Time:                       6:00-8:50 pm

Days:                                Tuesday, Thursday  

Start Date:                        August 30                 

Refund Date:                     September 6          

Withdraw Date:                 October 6

End Date:                         October 18

Location:                           Bristol 221

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION:

Instructor:                         Kathy Kiser-Miller

Phone:                              870-4489

FAX:                                 870-0485

E-Mail:                              sherman@coloradomtn.edu

Office:                                        Tolles Center Room 227

Office Hours:                     By appointment

CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

This course combines basic theory of speech communication with public speaking skills.  Emphasizes speech delivery, organization, support and audience analysis.  Serving as an introductory course to public speaking, the course includes both reading about and applying basic public speaking concepts.  The student researches and delivers various speeches, each emphasizing a particular concept.  This course includes informative, persuasive and argumentative speaking.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Compare and contrast Speech Communications fields including Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication, Organization Communication, Mass Communication, and Intercultural Communication.

Demonstrate, through delivery and examination, understanding of these essential factors in Public Speaking: speaker, message delivery, audience, occasion, and purpose, along with the critical thinking processes related to each.

Evaluate selected speeches using the following skills: listening, reasoning, content analysis, and speech criticism.

 Incorporate understanding of these speaker factors into speech performance: source credibility, communication apprehension (stage fright) and speaker ethics.

 Prepare and deliver a speech that includes knowledge of these communication concepts: topic selection, preparation, organization, support/research materials, and language.

Demonstrate understanding of Selected Speech Modes as illustrated through these accomplishment strategies: impromptu, extemporaneous, manuscript, and memorized.

Demonstrate understanding of Vocal and Bodily Delivery: Vocal pitch, rate, volume, vocal variety, body movement, gestures, eye contact, facial expression, visual/audio aids.

Demonstrate the ability to select and apply contemporary forms of technology to solve problems or compile information.

Read, analyze and apply written materials to new situations.

CLASS MANAGEMENT and EVALUATION METHODS:

·        Policy on Make-Ups, Extensions, and Incompletes

Learners should meet all deadlines and attend class. 

Make up exams/presentations are allowed only in the event of a documented emergency.  A documented emergency is a situation (e.g. serious injury, car accident, or a sanctioned athletic event) over which you have no control.  If the student misses an exam or presentation for any other reason (like oversleeping, forgetting, etc.); they will earn a score of zero. Please note the final exam date in the outline.  Do NOT make an airline reservation for home until after your exam or presentation

Learners must earn an Incomplete through a proven record of strong class attendance, good writing, and informed discussion.

·        *Every student must have an e-mail address for class updates.

The student is responsible to present their speech on the day that they volunteer.  A CALL WITHIN 48 HOURS IS REQUIRED TO RESCHEDULE A SPEECH OR TEST; OTHERWISE THE STUDENT WILL FORFEIT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MAKE-UP.  Missing a presentation on the assigned day, will result in a deduction of 5 points per class session missed.

·       There are extra credit points given for students who present the first day of each series of speeches.  Points will vary depending on the speech.

·        Academic Dishonesty:

Professional ethics is of paramount importance for this course. A learner’s work will be his / her own. To do otherwise results in unfair advantage and is inconsistent with professional ethics and integrity. Academic ethics, as it relates to students / learners and their duties at the Alpine Campus, is defined as follows:

The application of ethical principles in an academic environment; giving and receiving only authorized assistance; and conducting legitimate research and properly attributing credit to sources of information.

PLAGIARISM, IN ANY FORM, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED! STUDENTS CAUGHT PLAGERISING WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DROPPED FROM THE COURSE WITH A FAILING GRADE. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL CONSIDER ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC SANCTIONS AS APPROPRIATE.

Evaluation:

Activity                                                          Outlines

Introductory Speech

Impromptu Speech            25 points

Informative Speech            35 points                 20 points

Persuasive Speech            65 points                 50 points

Master of Ceremony          25 points

Final Speech                               50 points                 30 points -manuscript

Two Written Exams           100points

Class Participation             150 points

Video Evaluation                50 points

Final Exam                        100 points

Total Points:                    700

A  =    665                         C- =    496                        

A- =    630                         D+=    476

B+=              616                         D =     455

B  =    595                         D-=     420

B- =    560                         F  =    BELOW 420

C+=    546

C  =    525

Pass/Fail Option. If you select the Pass/Fail Option, you will receive a "P" for the class if you earn the equivalent of a "C" or better for the course. Likewise, an "F" is assigned if you earn a "C-","D+", "D", "D-", or "F". Although all courses are available through this option, only 20 percent of all courses used to meet degree/certificate requirements can be earned through the Pass/Fail Option.

COURSE MATERIALS:

Text:

THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, Steven E. Lucas, 8th Edition, (New York: Random House, 2004). CD included

ONE VHS VIDEO CASSETTE AND 3X5 INDEX CARDS

Course Outline / Tentative Schedule:

Day                                            Topic / Activity                           Reading

Aug. 30                                       Course Overview                         Chapter 1

                                                  Confidence

                                                  The Communication Process

                                                  Critical Thinking

                                                   Multicultural World

                                                   Ethnocentrism

Sept. 1                                       Ethics and Public                         Chapter 2

                                                  Speaking

                                                  Introductory Speeches

                                                  Plagiarism/Ethical Speaking

Sept. 6                                       Listening                                     Chapter 3

                                                  Nonverbal Communication 

                                                  Types of Speeches

                                                  Informative Speeches                  Chapter 14

Sept. 8                                       Speaking with Purpose                 Chapter 4 & 5

                                                  Choosing Topics

                                                  Analyzing Audience

                                                  Organizing Material                      Chapter 8 & 9

                                                  Introductions/Conclusions

                                                  Impromptu Speeches

Sept. 13                                      Outlines for Speeches                  Chapter 10, 12                                                            Effective Delivery

                                                  Using Visual Aids                         Chapter 13

                                                  Test One- Tuesday Sept. 13

Sept. 15                                      Evaluating Speeches

                                                  Presentation: Informative

Day                                            Topic / Activity                           Reading

Sept. 20                                      Presentation: Informative

Sept. 22                                      Gathering Support Material Chapter 6 & 7

                                                  Using Language Effectively Chapter 11

                                                  Intro to Persuasion                      Chapter 15

Sept. 27                                      Methods of Persuasion                Chapter 16

                                                  Propaganda

                                                  Analyzing

                                                  Persuasive Speeches

                                                  Special Occasion Speeches         Chapter 17

Sept. 29                                      Test Two- Tuesday Sept. 29

                                                  Audience Analysis

Oct. 4                                         Presentation: Persuasive

Oct. 6                                         Presentation: Persuasive                    

Oct. 11                                       Presentation: Persuasive

Oct. 13                                       Final Speech: Presentation

Oct. 18                                       Take Home Final- Due                                   

                                                  Final Speech Presentations

                                                  Video Evaluations Due

                                                  Last Day of Classes Oct. 18

Speech Assignments:

1.  Introductory Speeches- Not Graded-- (2-3 min.)  A speech introducing a classmate you do not already know.  You will interview your classmate and then give a speech about them to the class using brief notes.

2.  Impromptu Speech- 25 points- (2-3 min.)  A speech delivered impromptu.  The focus of the speech may be informative, persuasive, or entertaining.  There will be 2-3 minutes to prepare your speech based on a choice of several quotations.

3.  Informative Speech- 35 points- (6-7 min.) Preparation Outline Required-20 points.

A speech informing the audience about object, process, concept or event.  The speech is delivered extemporaneously.  Visual Aid Required.

4.  Persuasive Speech-65 points (7-8 min.)  Preparation Outline Required- 50 points. A speech to persuade the audience for or against a question of policy, fact or value.  Audience analysis is required and included in the Preparation Outline.  The speech is delivered extemporaneously.

5.  Final Speech- 50 points (5-6 min.)  Manuscript required- 30 Points.  Speaker delivers special occasion speech that is either After Dinner or Commemorative. The speech is delivered from manuscript.

6. Master of Ceremonies- 25 points--Each student will introduce speakers and topics to the class for at least four speakers during the course.

NOTICE:

STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COURSE MATERIALS FROM ASSIGNED TEXTS AND READING, LECTURES AND OTHER ASSIGNMENTS AS REQUIRED.

ANY OR THIS ENTIRE SYLLABUS MAY BE ALTERED DURING THE SEMESTER BY THE INSTRUCTOR, AS THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT REQUIRES.  Students will be notified of changes.

ATTENDANCE AT ALL CLASS MEETINGS IS EXPECTED.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES BY SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT, APPROPRIATE ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE MADE FOR ALL STUDENTS WITH DOCUMENTED DISABILITIES.  If you have a disability requiring accommodations in this class, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.

STUDENTS WISHING TO WITHDRAW FROM THIS COURSE AFTER THE CENSUS DATE MUST INITIATE THE COURSE WITHDRAWL/DROP PROCESS.

THIS CLASS COULD BE CANCELLED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE CENSUS DATE IF A SUFFIECIENT NUMBER OF STUDENTS ARE NOT ENROLLED BY THAT DATE.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT; ANY STUDENT WHO IS DISHONEST, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO CHEATING, PLAGERISM OR KNOWINGLY FURNISHING FALSE INFORMATION TO THE COLLEGE WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION.