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Spring 2010 Syllabus Comm 20 (website)

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Listen • Speak • Engage San José State University Communication Studies Comm 20, Public Speaking, Section 015, Spring 2010 Instructor: E. Michaela Weeks Krista Nilsen (Substitute) Office location: HGH 257 Telephone: 408-924-5464 (Krista’s phone) Email: [email protected] [email protected] (substitute’s email) Website: www.sjsu.edu/people/krista.nilsen Office hours: Thursday 4:00 to 5:00 PM, and by appointment Class days/time: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00 to 4:15 PM Classroom: HGH 223 General Education Category A1 Catalog Description Speaking principles of rhetoric applied to oral communication; selecting, analyzing, adapting, organizing and delivering ideas effectively. Email In the beginning of the semester, students will provide the instructor with their email addresses. Copies of the course syllabus, and other significant documents will be sent out via email. You are responsible for regularly checking class materials and messages sent via email before coming to class. 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. COMM 20, Public Speaking Spring 2010 page 1 of 6
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Listen • Speak • Engage 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 One standard VHS videocassette. Library Liaison The Communication Studies Department encourages vigorous and ethical research as part of information literacy for all of its students. For assistance in the library go to the King Library Reference Desk (2 nd floor; 408-808-2100) and/or utilize the Communication Research Guide available at http://libguides.sjsu.edu/communication
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