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Unformatted text preview: Listen • Speak • Engage San José State University Communication Studies Comm 20, Public Speaking, Section 17, Spring 2010 I nstructor: Anne May Navar rete Office location: HG H 259 Telephone: 408-924-5390 Email: navar reteCOM [email protected] Office hours: M/W 6:00 to 7:00 PM, T/T H 3:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment Class days/time: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:45 P M Classroom: CL 242 General Education Category A1 Catalog Description Speaking principles of rhetoric applied to oral communication; selecting, analyzing, adapting, organizing and delivering ideas effectively. Class Material Communication I nternet access and an e-mail account are necessary for this class. Homework assignments that are not listed in the syllabus are assigned with fair notice. I t is important to attend class to be informed of assignments and due dates. I will often e-mail you with directions to print supplemental readings or worksheets to bring to class from the following website (please bookmark): http://custom.cengage.com/static_content/temp_websites/1426647522/ 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 COMM 20, Public Speaking Spring 2010 page 1 of 11 Listen • Speak • Engage 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, w ritten 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. 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....
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