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Unformatted text preview: Standardized Syllabus CMN 1310-G: Public Speaking Spring 2010 Instructor: Office: CH 1420 Telephone: 581-6950 Office Hours: Text: Grice, G.L & Skinner, J.F. (2007). Mastering public speaking (6 th edition). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. Description: This course focuses on the fundamental principles of selecting, analyzing, evaluating, organizing, developing, and communication information, evidence, and points of view orally. The student is expected to have a theoretical understanding of communication, understand the relationships among self, message and others; and understand the process of effective listening. Communication Practice: The student is expected to: 1. Phrase clear, responsible, and appropriate purpose statements 2. Develop specific, well-focused thesis statements 3. Analyze an audience and situation, and then adapt a message to those needs 4. Generate ideas and gather supporting material 5. Incorporate material from various appropriate sources, using proper verbal citations 6. Use evidence, reasoning and motive appeals in persuasive speaking 7. Prepare and use visual aids that promote clarity and interest 8. Organize and outline an effective message 9. Use language that is appropriate to enhance understanding and achieve the desired result 10. Establish credibility by demonstrating knowledge and analysis of topic 11. Use extemporaneous delivery with reasonable fluency, expressiveness and comfort 12. Cope effectively with the tensions involved in public speaking 13. Demonstrate acceptable ethical standards in research and presentation of materials, and 14. Listen to, analyze, and critique oral communication. Student Responsibilities : Students are expected to attend class and participate in class discussions, read the assigned reading material before class, take two tests, deliver four speeches, complete a critical skills assignment, turn in evaluations, and complete additional assignments as indicated by instructor. It is not possible to receive credit for this course without completing the graded speeches, taking two tests, and turning in the critical skills assignment. Grading Distribution: Points Your Score Midterm ............Chapters 1-3, 5-8, 11, 12, 15, 18 120 __________ Final ......Chapters 4, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19 120 __________ Critical skills assignment 100 __________ Special occasion speech (4 minutes) 100 __________ Informative speech and outline (6 minutes) 150 __________ Persuasive speech and outline (8 minutes) 180 __________ Small Group presentation (20- 22 minutes) 130 __________ Additional assignments, activities, quizzes 100 __________ Total: 1000 points A = 900-1000; B = 800=899; C = 700-799; Below 700 = No credit The use of cell phones in class is prohibited....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course CMN 13010 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at E. Illinois.
- Spring '10