Comm. 40 Syllabus Spring 2011

Comm. 40 Syllabus Spring 2011 - Listen Speak Engage...

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Listen • Speak • Engage San José State University Communication Studies Instructor: Julie Mounteer Hawker Office location: HGH 210 Telephone: 408-924-5377 Email: juliemhawker@gmail.com Office hours: Class days/time: Classroom: Prerequisites: Admission to SJSU GE/SJSU Studies Category Area A1: Basic Skills, Oral Communication Catalog Description This course seeks to cover the basic principles of argumentation as they are put into practice via oral communication. We will learn the basic model of argument, how to construct valid arguments, and how to deliver those speeches 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. Faculty Web Page and Course Packet  Copies of the course syllabus, calendar, and various assignment directives can be found on my faculty web page: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/julie.hawker/ courses Sample student outlines/briefs, evaluation sheets, and other handouts are provided in the course packet Course Goals This course focuses on principles of inquiry and advocacy in public discussion and necessary basic skills for intelligent participation in discussion and debate, as well as developing listening skills. Course Learning Objectives After successfully completing this course, you will: COMM 40 Spring, 2011 page 1 of 7 
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Listen • Speak • Engage LO1. Students will be able to identify and assess socially significant and intellectual topics, then compose and deliver extemporaneous oral presentations on these topics. LO2: Students will be able to engage in critical and analytical listening. LO3: Students will be able to analyze audiences, adapt oral presentations to audiences and use that information to accomplish the purpose of the speech. LO4: Students will be able to assume the ethical responsibilities of the public speaker, including basic understanding of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the access and use of the information. LO5: Students will prepare full-sentence outlines that facilitate the delivery of organized speeches. LO6: Students will construct and evaluate persuasive arguments, supported by substantive research from a variety of sources as credible evidence related to public issues’ the evidence is used to support or explicate the points of his/her presentation. LO7:
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Comm. 40 Syllabus Spring 2011 - Listen Speak Engage...

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