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Listen • Speak • Engage San José State University Communication Studies COMM 20, Public Speaking, Section 4, (27504) Spring 2010 Instructor: Elizabeth S. Harris Office location: Clark 240E Telephone: 408-924-5395 Email: [email protected] Office hours: M/W 7-7:30, M 2-6 and by arrangement Class days/time: M/W 9-10:15 Classroom: Clark 243 GE/SJSU Studies Category GE: A1, Basic Skills, Oral Communication Catalog Description Principles of rhetoric applied to oral communication: selecting, analyzing, adapting, organizing and delivering ideas effectively. Succeeding in this Class  At SJSU, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every one hour of class time. Because this is a three unit class, you can expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week in addition to time spent in class and on scheduled tutorials or activities. Special projects or assignments may require additional work for the course. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses. Webpage Copies of the course syllabus and major assignments can be found on my faculty webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/elizabeth.harris Course Goals Effective public speaking skills are essential for members of a democratic society. In this course, you will develop strategies for designing well-organized, researched, extemporaneous speeches on topics of social significance adapted to a diverse audience. The speaking engagements, in-class activities, small group discussions and speeches allow you to practice your oral communication skills as well as observe and evaluate those of others. Readings, lectures, written assignments and class discussions serve as resources for you as you develop your public speaking abilities and become more at ease when addressing an audience. Course Learning Objectives COMM20, Public Speaking Spring 2010 page 1 of 6 
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Listen • Speak • Engage After successfully completing this course, you will: LO1. Identify and assess socially significant and intellectual topics, then compose and deliver extemporaneous oral presentations on those topics. LO2. Engage in critical and analytical listening LO3. Analyze audiences, adapt oral presentations to audiences and use that information to accomplish the purpose of the speech. LO4. Assume the ethical responsibilities of the public speaker, including basic understanding of the economic, legal and social issues surrounding the access and use of information. Required Texts and Readings
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