SPCH 1311 - Introduction to Speech Communication syllabus.pdf

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7/21/2019SPCH 1311 - Introduction to Speech Communication syllabus 1311 Syllabus.htm1/5Diana M. WithersAdjunct Assistant Professor ofSpeech CommunicationSPCH 1311: Introduction to Speech CommunicationFall Semester 2009Credit Hours:3Section:059Synonym:43423Instructor:Diana M. Withers, Adjunct AssistantProfessorClass Meeting Days & Times:September 19: (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.);Class Location:RRHEC Room258November 7, December 5: (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) (Avery building, 2ndfloor)Office Hours:(online) Sundays 2-5 p.m.; M-Th 10-11 a.m.Website:(on-campus) Saturdays after class 2-3 p.m.Instructor Phone:223-1795 x 25953 (voicemail)Appointments availableInstructor E-Mail:[email protected]COURSE DESCRIPTIONIntroduction to Speech Communication explores the theories and practice of speech communication behavior topromote communication competence in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking situations. The course alsoexamines the influence of communication technologies on human interaction. Skills: EOBJECTIVES·To understand the communication process and characteristics of competence·Demonstrate an understanding of the role of perception in communication·Recognize the power of language and adapt verbal messages appropriately·Evaluate listening habits and practice effective listening skills·Send and interpret nonverbal messages with accuracy and effectiveness·Understand the role of communication in interpersonal relationships·Recognize own conflict style & demonstrate effective conflict management·Contribute to effective group problem-solving and practice role flexibility·Use effective delivery style in informal or formal public speaking situations·Recognize the need to self-monitor personal communication competence·Develop skill in selecting and using a variety of communication strategies and responses based onsituational contexts, goals, and human needs·To foster a better understanding of cultural and ethnic diversityCOURSE SKILL LEVELSIn accordance with H.B. 2183, students who enroll for ACC Speech courses are expected to demonstrate competentEnglish speaking and listening skills:Ø“Competence in speaking is the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive languageappropriate to purpose, occasion and audience.”Ø“Listening at the college level means the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spokencommunication.”REQUIREMENTSOral Communication SkillsA.You are required to successfully complete one graded demonstration of oral communication skills fromone of the following two areas:
7/21/2019SPCH 1311 - Introduction to Speech Communication syllabus 1311 Syllabus.htm2/51.Interpersonal Communication – e.g. employment interview, listeningskills demonstration, positive communication climate demonstration2.Small Group Discussion – e.g. competent group communication skills, problem-solving skills,

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