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Speech 1311 – Introduction to Speech CommunicationCourse SyllabusRichland CollegeDallas County Community College DistrictCourse InformationCourse title: Introduction to Speech CommunicationCourse number: SPCH 1311Credit hours: 3Prerequisite: College level ready in Reading and Writing.Course Description:Theory and practice of speech communication behavior in one-to-one,small group, and public communication situations are introduced. Students learn more aboutthemselves, improve skills in communicating with others, and prepare and deliver formal publicspeeches. (3 Lec.)Required Course MaterialsTextbook: UNDERSTANDING HUMAN COMMUNICATION, 13th edition, by Adler, RonaldB., and Athena du Pre. Oxford University Press, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-0190297084.Access to computer with InternetCourse WorkYour assignments can be found in the left hand menu under the “Weekly # Assignments”subdivider. These links will not be available until the day the course starts.Evaluation ProceduresAssignments (200 points)•Chapter 1 Discussion Board with required response to classmate – 50 points•Chapter 5 Discussion Board with required response to classmate – 50 points•Chapter 6 Discussion Board (no reply to classmate necessary) – 50 points•Chapter 7 & 8 Assignment - Analysis of Interpersonal Relationship – 50 pointsQuizzes (250 points)•Quiz 1 – Chapters 1, 2, 3 – 50 points•Quiz 2 – Chapters 4, 5, 6 – 50 points•Quiz 3 – Chapters 11, 12, 13– 50 points•Quiz 4 – chapters 7, 8, Citations – 50 points•Quiz 5 – Chapters 9, 10, 14 – 50 pointsGroup Project (150 points)•Group Project - 100 points•Group Project Reflection and Peer Evaluation - 50 points
Speeches and Speech Related Assignments (400 points)•1 Personal Experience Object and Purpose - 10 pts•1 Informative Speech Country Choice and 2 Research Sources - 15 pts•1 Persuasive Speech Topic and 3 Research sources - 25 pts•Informative Self and Peer Critique - 40 pts•Speech #1 – Personal Experience Speech - 50 points and Outline – 10 points•Speech #2 - Informative Culture Speech - 100 points and Outline – 25 points•Speech #3 - Persuasive Speech - 100 points and Outline – 25 pointsThe units and assignments are not linear, meaning we may jump between Chapters inthe textbook.IMPORTANT NOTE: You must complete at least 2 verbal speeches both in front of a physicallypresent audience visually seen by the instructor in person or via recording with no edits madeto the video to pass the course. Failure to do so or abide these guidelines will result in an F inthe course, regardless of the points accumulated.Grading ScaleThe grade for this course is based on a point count system which is as follows:A = 900-1000 of total points and all graded assignmentsB= 800-899 of total pointsC= 700-799 of total pointsD= 600-699 of total pointsF= 599 or less of total pointsGrades are updated frequently! To calculate your average, take the # of points you have earned,multiply by 100 and divide by the total possible # of points. For example, if we have completed