Sunseri COMM 20 SEC. 13 Syllabus

Sunseri COMM 20 SEC. 13 Syllabus - Listen Speak Engage San...

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Listen • Speak • Engage COMM 20, Public Speaking Spring 2010 page 1 of 6 San José State University Communication Studies Comm 20, Public Speaking, Section 013, Spring 2010 Instructor: Mary Anne Sunseri Office location: HGH 257 Telephone: 408-924-5464 Email: [email protected] Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM, and by appointment Class days/time: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM Classroom: HGH 229 General Education Category A1 Catalog Description Speaking principles of rhetoric applied to oral communication; selecting, analyzing, adapting, organizing and delivering ideas effectively. Instructor Website and Class Material Communication You may find copies of this green sheet and other relevant documents on my instructor website : . Any emails regarding this course should be sent to [email protected] . Please check your email regularly, as I will occasionally send out class materials and messages. 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 and critique 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 After successfully completing this course, you will: L.O.1. Identify and assess socially significant and intellectual topics, then compose and deliver extemporaneous oral presentations (using note cards or key-word outlines) on those topics. L.O.2. Engage in critical and analytical listening. L.O.3. Analyze audiences, adapt oral presentations to diverse audiences and use that information to accomplish the purpose of the speech. L.O.4. 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.
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Listen • Speak • Engage COMM 20, Public Speaking Spring 2010 page 2 of 6 Required Texts and Readings Sprague, J., Stuart, D., & Bodary, D. (2010). The speaker’s handbook (9 th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Department of Communication Studies. (2009). Communication studies course packet (4 th Ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson Custom Publishing. Kirszner, L. G. & Mandell, S. R. (2008). The pocket Wadsworth handbook (4 th Ed.). Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. Other equipment requirements
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