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SPCH 1311: Introduction to Speech CommunicationSyllabusRichland CollegeInstructor InformationName: Howard CooperDCCCD Email:[email protected]Office Phone: 972-238-6140Office Location: ACCESS Center (Crockett 110)Office Hours: 3:00-4:00 PM WDivision Office and Phone: School of Communications, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX75243-2199, Lavaca 208, (972) 238-6943Course InformationCourse Title: Introduction to Speech CommunicationCourse Number: SPCH 1311Section Number: 83503Semester/Year: Spring/2020Credit Hours: 3Class Meeting Time/Location:4:05-5:00 MWFCertification Date:2/3/20Last Day to Withdraw: 4/16/20This course syllabus is intended as a set of guidelines for Speech 1311.BothRichland College and your instructor reserve the right to make modifications incontent, schedule, and requirements as necessary to promote the best educationpossible within prevailing conditions affecting this course.Course PrerequisitesCollege level ready in Reading and Writing.Course DescriptionTheory and practice of speech communication behavior in one-to-one, small group, andpublic communication situations are introduced. Students learn more about themselves,improve skills in communicating with others, and prepare and deliver formal publicspeeches.Student Learning Outcomes1.Apply the principles of human communication including: perception, verbalcommunication, nonverbal communication, listening, and audience analysis.2.Demonstrate how to establish and maintain relationships through the use ofinterpersonal communication.1
3.Apply small group communication skills including: problem solving, group roles,leadership styles, and cohesiveness.4.Develop, research, organize, and deliver formal public speeches.5.Recognize how to communicate within diverse environments.6.Develop proficiency in presenting a variety of speeches as an individual or group(e.g. narrative, informative or persuasive).Texas Core ObjectivesThe College defines essential knowledge and skills that students need to developduring their college experience. These general education competencies parallel theTexas Core Objectives for Student Learning. In this course, the activities you engage inwill give you the opportunity to practice two or more of the following core competencies:1.Critical Thinking Skills- to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, andanalysis, evaluation and synthesis of information2.Communication Skills- to include effective development, interpretation, andexpression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication3.Empirical and Quantitative Skills- to include the manipulation and analysis ofnumerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions4.Teamwork

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