COM225 Syllabus Atkin - Page1of16 COM 225 PUBLIC SPEAKING ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY TEMPE CAMPUS FALL 2016 CLASS 73599 T\/R 10:30-11:45am STAUF A440 CLASS

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Page 1 of 16 COM 225: PUBLIC SPEAKING A RIZONA S TATE U NIVERSITY – T EMPE CAMPUS FALL 2016 CLASS# 73599 T/R 10:30-11:45am STAUF A440 CLASS# 70270 T/R 12- 1:15pm DISC 301 Instructor: Suzanne Atkin, MS                                   Mailbox: STAUF A412 Email (preferred method of contact) : [email protected]  ( emails read and replied to daily) Office Hours: Tues and Thur 1:30-2:30pm                                     Office location :  STAUF A220 Learning Tools: Course Text: Lucas, S. E. (2015). The Art of Public Speaking (12 th ed.). University of Wisconsin-Madison: McGraw-Hill. Online Resource: McGraw-Hill Connect (online access available with purchase of class text or via bookstore) Materials Needed: - Access to Internet, Email, and printer - Note cards for speech delivery (sheets of paper are not permitted) - Supplies for presentation aids (as determined by the student) - Recording device to record speech delivery - To be decided as necessary Course Description: The purpose of this course is to empower you to better understand theories and practices of public speaking. This course is designed to improve not only your delivery techniques but also your speech-writing and persuasion abilities. Additionally, this course is arranged to develop the skills necessary for you to critically evaluate both written and spoken speeches of others and to enter the public dialogue on issues that are important to you and your life. The skills developed by engaging in this course work have practical applications in each of our lives. Although our participation may take place in various forms and environments, each of us will inevitably face the task of delivering, constructing, or consuming speeches. Developing your public speaking skills will prepare you for school or work presentations, job interviews, political campaigns, community meetings, and many other situations as well. Read this syllabus carefully. By remaining enrolled in the class, you have accepted the conditions and  requirements of the course.  The requirements and expectations indicated in this syllabus provide a  framework for productivity and success. Drop the class immediately if any aspects of the course, its  expectations, and/or requirements are not acceptable to you.   Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be better able to:  Understand the importance of public speaking in your life and in society  Possess greater self-confidence when speaking publicly  Think critically about a variety of genres and subjects  Create effective speeches for a wide range of speaking environments  Notice an improvement in your listening, writing, and researching skills  Analyze speeches and arguments you encounter in the public dialogue
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Page 2 of 16 Student Expectations: You are expected to contribute to a productive, supportive, respectful learning environment, and to take responsibility for your own learning. You are expected to come to class prepared
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