COM 225, SLN#12345: Public Speaking The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University Spring Semester 2019 Tu & Th 9:00 – 10:15AM Stauffer A301 Instructor: Dr. Perry Pauley Office: Stauffer A214 Email: [email protected] Office phone: L Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30. Overview of the Course: The purpose of this course is to enable 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 evaluate critically both the written and spoken speeches of others and to enter the public dialogue on issues that are important to you and your life. I am confident that there is much to gain from the study of public speaking. The skills developed by engaging in this course work can be practically applied to 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. Benefits of the Course: • Improved speech delivery • Understanding and ability to create effective speeches • Improved listening skills • Improved ability to think critically on a variety of subjects and genres • Improved research skills • Skills to analyze your own and others’ speeches • Greater confidence in oneself when speaking in front of others • Greater physical and psychological comfort when speaking in front of others • Improved writing skills Required Materials: 1) Gunn, Joshua, (2017) Speech Craft , Hamilton, NJ, Bedford/St. Martin’s. Instructor Expectations: Each time that we meet, you should expect that I will: • Arrive to class on time, prepared, and organized • Maintain a positive learning environment in the classroom • Respect each student as a person and a learner • Demonstrate enthusiasm toward the subject matter Student Expectations: Each time that we meet, I will expect you to: • Arrive to class on time, prepared with readings done • Respect each other and the instructor • Positively contribute to class discussion and activities • Put forth effort to prepare audience friendly speeches • Ask for help when needed
Classroom Climate: Remember that public speaking does not come easy to most of us. Show your classmates courtesy by: • Avoiding talking, eating, doodling, or sleeping while someone else is presenting or speaking • Coming to class on time – if you are late and someone is giving a speech, please wait outside and slip in during the applause • Turning your cell phone off before every class period • Treating everyone in the classroom with respect, which includes: Being mindful and respectful to others’ opinions, values, and beliefs
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