Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: SPCH-1315- Section: 71
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|Description||Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context, with emphasis on audience analysis, speaker delivery, ethics of communication, cultural diversity, and speech organizational techniques to develop students' speaking abilities, as well as ability to effectively evaluate oral presentations.|
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational models of communication.
2. Apply elements of audience analysis.
3. Demonstrate ethical speaking and listening skills by analyzing presentations for evidence and logic.
4. Research, develop and deliver extemporaneous speeches with effective verbal and nonverbal techniques.
5. Demonstrate effective usage of technology when researching and/or presenting speeches.
6. Identify how culture, ethnicity and gender influence communication.
7. Develop proficiency in presenting a variety of speeches as an individual or group (e.g. narrative, informative or persuasive).
Critical Thinking: Students will use creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Communication: Students will demonstrate effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Teamwork: Students will show the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Personal Responsibility: Students will integrate choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making. Reading Skills: Demonstrates comprehension of the content-area reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
"A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking," 6th Edition. Dan O'Hair. Hannah Rubenstein, and Rob Stewart.
|I will discuss your grades over phone or via email only during the hours of 10-noon, Monday-Friday.|
*Updated effective August 31, 2020*
Class/Assignment Schedule (subject to change with or without notice)
Date Reading Assignments due dates/Assignment due dates Points/Percentage
September 8-11 1. Introduction to the course, syllabus review
2. Pre-test due by the end of the day on 9/11
3. Read the following chapters: 1-2
September 14-18 Read the following chapters: 3-7
Submit topic for speech #1 by the end of the day on Friday
Speech #1: How-to speech and evaluation due by the end of the day on Sunday
Submit topic for speech #2 by the end of the day on Friday
September 30-October 2 Read the following chapters: 8-10
Library assignment due by the end of the day on Sunday
October 5-9 Read the following chapters: 11-15
Submit topic for speech #3 by the end of the day on Friday
October 12-16 Speech #2: Tribute speech and evaluation due by the end of the day on Sunday
Study for mid-term
October 19-23 Mid-term
Test will open on Monday at 8 a.m. and will close the end of the day on Sunday
The test will cover chapters 1-15.
October 26-30 Read the following chapters: 16-18
Submit topic for speech #4 by the end of the day on Friday
November 2-6 Read the following chapters: 19-22
Speech #3: Informative Speech and evaluation due by the end of the day on Sunday
November 9-13 Read the following chapters: 23-28
November 16-20 Speech #4: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence and evaluation due by the end of the day on Sunday
November 23-27 HAPPY THANKSGIVING
November 30-December 4
Test #2 opens on Monday and will close by the end of the day on Sunday
Listener Report due by the end of the day on Sunday
|Final Exam Date||August 24, 2020 - 8:00 AM Through December 3, 2020 - 11:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Speeches - 70%
Tests - 20%
Homework assignments - 10%
|Instructor Policies||I will discuss your grades over phone or via email only during the hours of 10-noon, Monday-Friday.|
|Attendance Policy||This is an online course, so there is no attendance policy. Students are expected to visit Blackboard at least once a day as well as their campus email.|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|Other||I will discuss your grades over phone or via email only during the hours of 10-noon, Monday-Friday|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|