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Listen • Speak • Engage San Jos é  State University Communication Studies COMM 20, Section 42, Public Speaking, Spring 2010 Instructor: Luisa Avila Pour Office location: HGH 209 Telephone: 408-924-6822 Email: [email protected] Office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 PM Class days/time: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:45 PM Classroom: DMH 354 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. 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 LO1. After successfully completing this course, you will: 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. COMM 020, Public Speaking Spring 2010 page 1 of 8 
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Listen • Speak • Engage 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 Textbook Sprague, J., Stuart, D., & Bodary, D. (2010). The speaker’s handbook (9 th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Communication Studies 20 Course Packet Available at Maple Press (San Carlos and 10 th St.) Other equipment requirements (if needed) One standard VHS videocassette 4x6 index cards 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 (2nd floor; 808-2100) and/or utilize the Communication Research Guide available at libguides.sjsu.edu/communication . For major research consultations please contact library liaison for
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