SPCH 1311: Introduction to Speech CommunicationSyllabusDallas College, Richland CampusInstructor InformationName: Prof. Christopher Patrick D’Amico, M.S.DCCCD Email:[email protected]Virtual Office Hours: Via eCampus Collaborate Online by appointment onlyDivision: School of Creative Arts, Entertainment and Design[email protected]Course InformationCourse Title: Introduction to Speech CommunicationCourse Number: SPCH 1311Section Number: 81201Semester/Year: Fall 2021Dates: August 23, 2021 – October 13, 2021Credit Hours: 3Class Meeting Time/Location: OnlineCertification Date: August 28, 2021Last Day to Withdraw: September 30, 2021Course PrerequisitesCollege level ready in Reading and Writing.Course DescriptionTheory and practice of speech communication behavior in one-to-one, small group, andpublic communication situations are introduced. Students learn more about themselves,improve skills in communicating with others, and prepare and deliver formal publicspeeches.Student Learning Outcomes1.Apply the principles of human communication including: perception, verbalcommunication, nonverbal communication, listening, and audience analysis.2.Demonstrate how to establish and maintain relationships through the use ofinterpersonal communication.3.Apply small group communication skills including: problem solving, group roles,leadership styles, and cohesiveness.4.Develop, research, organize, and deliver formal public speeches.5.Recognize how to communicate within diverse environments.6.Develop proficiency in presenting a variety of speeches as an individual or group(e.g. narrative, informative or persuasive).Texas Core ObjectivesThe College defines essential knowledge and skills that students need to develop duringtheir college experience. These general education competencies parallel the Texas Core1
Objectives for Student Learning. In this course, the activities you engage in will give you theopportunity to practice two or more of the following core competencies:1.Critical Thinking Skills- to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, andanalysis, evaluation and synthesis of information2.Communication Skills- to include effective development, interpretation, andexpression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication3.Empirical and Quantitative Skills- to include the manipulation and analysis ofnumerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions4.Teamwork- to include the ability to consider different points of view and to workeffectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal5.Personal Responsibility- to include the ability to connect choices, actions, andconsequences to ethical decision-making6.Social Responsibility- to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civicresponsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and globalcommunitiesRequired Course MaterialsTextbook: Adler, R. B., Rodman, G., & du Pré, A. (2020). Understanding HumanCommunication (14thed.). Oxford University Press.