CRS 325 Syllabus 09

CRS 325 Syllabus 09 - CRS 325:009 Presentational Speaking...

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CRS 325:009 Presentational Speaking TU/TH 3:30-4:50 PM Sims Hall 129 Contact Information Instructor: Heather Roy Email: haroy@syr.edu Office Location: 125 Sims Hall Office Hours: T/TH 12:30-2:00 PM (and by appointment) Required Materials Course Objectives This course addresses the fundamental concepts associated with public speaking skills. The course will be an introduction to concepts that build a definition of what it means to be a presentational speaker in the public forum. The course is designed for students to learn what it means to think critically and to structure a solid, cohesive argument. Students will participate in speaking and listening to fully understand what it means to be a good public speaker. By the end of the semester, students should be able to: (1) Demonstrate knowledge and skills associated with public speaking (2) Recognize the characteristics of speech genres (3) Critically think and strategize a cohesive argument (4) Understand the purpose of a speech and topic selection (5) Be able to successfully plan, organize, and deliver a speech (6) Recognize the importance of audience analysis Introductory Speech……………………………………………………….50 points Informative Speech……………………………………………………….100 points Persuasive Speech……………………………………………………….150 points Epideictic Speech. ..……………………………………………………….150 points Outlines (3). ..…………………………………. ................................. 25 points each Impromptu Speech………………………………………………. ............. 50 points Participation/Attendance…………….…………………………………. ..100 points .50 points Peer Reviews (1=15, 1=15, 1=20). ..………………………………. 50 points total Mid-Term……………………………………………………………………. 50 points Final…………………………………………………………………………. . 50 points TOTAL………………………………………………………. .875 points Text: O’Hair, Dan, Rob Stewart, & Hannah Rubenstein. A Speaker’s Guidebook: Text and Reference. 5 th ed. Boston: St. Martin’s 2011. Text: Ainsworth, Allison J. & Rob Patterson. The Essential Guide to Presentation Software. Boston: St. Martin’s 2010.
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Grading Scale in Points A = 823-875 (94-100%) B+ = 754-788 (86-89%) C+ = 674-699 (77-79%) A- = 789-822 (90-93%) B = 727-753 (83-85%) C = 639-673 (73-76%) B- = 700-726 (80-82%) C- = 613-638 (70-72%) D+ = 577-612 (66-69%) D = 552-576 (63-65%) D- = 525-551 (60-62%) F = 0-524 (Below 59%) Course Assignments Assignments/Outlines All assignments and outlines should be typed and handed in by the due date. For the informative, persuasive, and epideictic speech presentations, students will be required to provide a speech
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CRS 325 Syllabus 09 - CRS 325:009 Presentational Speaking...

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