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Spring 2010 Syllabus COMM 20-Brockmann

Spring 2010 Syllabus COMM 20-Brockmann - Listen Speak...

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Listen • Speak • Engage San José State University Communication Studies Comm 20, Public Speaking, Section 01, Spring 2010 Instructor: Bettina Brockmann Office location: HGH 259 Telephone: 408-924-5390 Email: [email protected] Office hours: Mondays 4:45 to 5:45 PM, and by appointment Class days/time: Mondays 6:00 to 8:45 PM Classroom: HGH 225 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 Copies of the course syllabus, lecture material, and major assignments may be found on the class Blackboard site at http://sjsu6.blackboard.com , You are responsible for regularly checking class materials and messages sent via Blackboard. The announcement page will be used for updates and other important alerts about the class. For Blackboard tutorials , go to http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/blackboard/index.html . 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. COMM 20, Public Speaking Spring 2010 page 1 of 8
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Listen • Speak • Engage 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. 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. One package of 4 X 6 inch index cards.
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