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syllabus spring 2011 - Communication Studies 130 Essentials...

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Communication Studies 130: Essentials of Public Speaking - Spring, 2011 Instructor (Friday): Dr. Marc Rich Office location: AS 361 Contact information: [email protected]; 985-8835 Office hours: Friday 8:45-9:45 a.m. and by appt. Activities Instructor (M/W): Tushita Haritwal Office location: AS-379 Contact information: [email protected] Office hours: M/W 12:15-1:15pm Graduate Student Assistant : Melanie Whitney Office location: AS 378 Contact information: [email protected]edu Office hours: T/Th 2:30-3:30 If you have questions about exam grades or need to schedule a make-up exam, please contact Melanie Whitney. If you have questions about speeches or activities, please contact your 130 activities instructor. Course Description: In this course you will learn how to compose and deliver a variety of speeches. Organization and delivery are stressed. Special consideration is given to adapting communication styles and content to diverse speakers and audiences. This course includes practice in public speaking. Course Rationale : At some point you will likely be called upon to stand before a group and deliver information, argue a position, present an award, introduce a guest speaker, or honor a special event or occasion. At these times, it is important that you command the audience’s attention, demonstrate credibility, represent your position clearly and accurately, and speak with conviction. Expected Student Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, students will be able to: 1. Construct (research, outline, and organize) public messages for presentation to diverse co-cultural audiences. 2. Deliver informative, persuasive, and specialized speeches to audiences. 3. Analyze and critically listen to public messages. 4. Successfully reduce and manage communication apprehension in public speaking contexts. 5. Adapt to audiences and speakers from various co-cultural affiliations. Text: Kearney, P., & Plax, T. G. (2006). Public speaking in a culturally diverse society (3 rd ed.) Cincinnati: Thompson Custom Publishing. Workbook and CD ROM packaged with the text or on-line.
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Course Assignments Speeches: There will be three major and two minor speeches. Two of the major speeches are informative in style (one requires visual aids or powerpoint). The third major speech is persuasive in style and must conform to problem-solution or Monroe’s Motivated Sequence. For all major speeches you are required to turn in a typed outline of your entire speech including references one class prior to your speech dates. Your first minor speech requires to you introduce yourself or a class member. For the second minor speech, you will choose one of the special occasion speeches described in your text and write and deliver the speech according to the guidelines for that particular speaking occasion. This class will focus on extemporaneous speaking (using one or two 3x5 note cards) rather than speaking from a manuscript.
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