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San José State University Communication Studies Comm. 20, Public Speaking, Section 21, Spring 2010 Instructor: Shannon Doyle Office location: Clark Hall 240 Telephone: 408-924-5395 Email: [email protected] Office hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00-1:00 Class days/time/ Section/ class number: Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:30-8:45, Section 21 Class number: 27525 Classroom: Clark Hall 218 GE/SJSU Studies  Category Area 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 .
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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: LO1. 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.  LO2. Engage in critical and analytical listening. LO3. Analyze audiences, adapt oral presentations to diverse 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 Textbooks: The speaker’s handbook  (9 th  Ed.).  Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. A current A.P.A manual
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