Page | 2Speech 1311 – Introduction to Speech CommunicationCourse Syllabus Spring 2019 Second 8-WeekCourse InformationCourse Title: Introduction to Speech CommunicationCourse Number: SPCH 1311Credit Hours: 3Prerequisite: College level ready in Reading and WritingCourse DescriptionTheory and practice of speech communication behavior in one-to-one, small group, and publiccommunication situations are introduced. Students learn more about themselves, improve skills incommunicating with others, and prepare and deliver formal public speeches. (3 Lec.)Required Course Materials•Textbook:Understanding Human Communication, 13th edition, by Adler, Ronald B., and Athenadu Pre. Oxford University Press, 2017, 978-0190297084, or ISBN-10: 0190297085.o(Note: The student success manual and Now Playing book are optional purchases and notrequired for the course)•Access to computer with InternetWhat is this Class Like?During this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts and theories ofcommunication. You will have opportunities to assess and improve your skills. We will practice mindfulcommunication with others, critically evaluating, speaking, and choosing appropriate communicationstrategies. You will gain crucial knowledge and skills useful to you in your career, academic life andpersonal life. A good way for you to think about this course is that during this semester you will have yourown personal communication “coach” and mentor who will guide you in becoming a more confident,competent and effective communicator. Your instructor is deeply committed to your success in this course.This course syllabus is intended as a set of guidelines for SPCH 1311.Both Richland College and yourinstructor reserve the right to make modifications in content, schedule, and requirements as necessary topromote the best education possible within prevailing conditions affecting this courseRichland CollegeWorld Languages, Cultures,and Communication Division12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243-2199Location: Lavaca 208, Telephone: (972) 238-6943Instructor: Dr. Denecia SpenceClass Meetings: INETEmail:[email protected]Virtual Office Hours: Monday –Friday 7am-8amClass Meeting Days: MTWRFSUSPCH 1311:83449
Page | 3Course WorkYour assignments can be found in the left hand menu under “Lessons/Assignments”. There are 3 units and“Extra Credit Opportunities”. You will also see “Speeches Tutorials and Help” and “Speech Examples”folders. These links will not be available until the day the course starts.Please follow the schedule to submit all assignments on time. When the course begins please work ahead sothat in the event of an emergency you are covered.Assignments are due at 11:59pm on the due date, unless the instructor specifically says otherwise. You willbe rewarded for early work. Late work will not be accepted. After grades are posted (usually, 7:00am on thefollowing day) if the instructor accepts your work, students will receive point deductions.