FUNDAMENTALS IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION
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: Kathy Kiser-Miller
Office: Tolles Center Room 227
Office Hours: By appointment
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.
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:
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.
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 = 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.
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
The Communication Process
Sept. 1 Ethics and Public Chapter 2
Sept. 6 Listening Chapter 3
Types of Speeches
Informative Speeches Chapter 14
Sept. 8 Speaking with Purpose Chapter 4 & 5
Organizing Material Chapter 8 & 9
Sept. 13 Outlines for Speeches Chapter 10, 12 Effective Delivery
Using Visual Aids Chapter 13
Test One- Tuesday Sept. 13
Sept. 15 Evaluating Speeches
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
Special Occasion Speeches Chapter 17
Sept. 29 Test Two- Tuesday Sept. 29
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
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.