Fayetteville State University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Performing and Fine Arts
I. LOCATOR INFORMATION
Semester: Fall Year: 2003
Course No.: SPEE 200-03 & -07 Course Name: Intro to Speech Credit Hrs: 3
Day/Time Class Meets: MWF 9-9:50 & 1-1:50 Room, Bldg.: BU 236 (07) & 237 (03)
Instructor: Dr. Jeanie Almeida
Office Location: 206 Telecom Center Office Phone: 672- 2031
Office Hours: MW:2-4, TTh:11-12, 2-3 Email: email@example.com
II. COURSE DESCRIPTION
Introduction to Speech is an introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the development of language and speech. Study and practice are provided in the basic elements of speech applicable to daily life such as voice, articulation, bodily activity, habituation of good usage, and adaptation to the common types of speaking situations.
Lucas, S. E. (2001). The Art of Public Speaking. 7th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
IV. SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the end of the course, the facilitator of learning will:
(1) Demonstrate an understanding of the field of communication, the different areas of study that comprise the field, and the vocational pursuits in which communication majors can specialize.
(2) Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of basic theories of communication processes.
(3) Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles of effective communication in different communication contexts, in particular, interpersonal and public contexts, group contexts, organizational contexts, and mass communication contexts.
(4) The student will acquire facility in a variety of communication skills:
a) active listening as an audience member
b) person-to-person communication in in-class exercises
c) small group task communication as a discussion and team member
d) public communication as a presenter of short presentations
e) organizing and structuring ideas in written outlines
(1) Use a variety of formal and informal assessments aimed at meeting program goals and positive student learning including exams, class discussion, small group discussion, peer review, outlines and individual and group presentations.
(1) Reflect on and evaluate teaching and learning through class discussion, small group discussion, teamwork and teacher-student conference.
(1) Apply new technologies to teaching, learning and research including:
a) using a variety of media technology to enhance presentational ability;
b) using computer word processors to edit and revise speech outlines;
c) using the Web to enhance library searches in addition to texts and
the mass media
(1) Understand the differences that exist among people and their cultures and the ways in which these differences affect individuals’ view of the world, their values, and their interpretations of the events of their lives by:
a) listening and evaluating as a supportive member of a college audience to the presentations of fellow students
b) adapting communication to a diverse audience.
(1) Collaborate with colleagues, parents, local schools, agencies and the community to support learning and achievement for all students.
(2) Collaborate in small group task team workshop.
V. COURSE COMPETENCIES
Knowledge INTASC #1
Reflection INTASC #9.4
Technology INTASC #6.13 NCDPI #6.4
Diversity INTASC #3
Collaboration INTASC #10.12, NCDPI #10
VI. EVALUATION CRITERIA
Dyadic interviews and Introductory Speeches 60 points
Class Participation 50 points
Informational Speech 120 points
Oral presentation 80 points
Outline 40 points
Persuasive Speech 140 points
Oral presentation 100 points
Outline 40 points
Small Group Presentation 150 points
Oral presentation 100 points
Presentation Write-Up 50 points
Midterm 75 points
Final Exam 75 points
Total Points 670 points
A=616-670 points (92-100)
B=556-615 points (83-91)
C=489-555 points (73-82)
D=428-488 points (64-72)
E=427 points or below (Failure)
VII. COURSE OUTLINE WITH ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE
Date Wk Topic Assignment
8/20 1 Overview of course; the process of communication Text, Ch. 1
8/22 Ethics and Public Speaking Text, Ch. 2
8/25 2 Listening & Analyzing the Audience Text, Ch. 3, 5
8/27 Dyadic Interviews & Intro Speeches
8/29 Finish Intro Speeches, review Chs 1,2,3,5.
9/1 Labor Day Holiday
9/3 3 Informational Speaking Text, Ch. 14
9/5 Choosing Topics & Gathering Material Text, Ch.s 4, 6
9/8 Supporting Materials Text, Ch. 7
9/10 4 Organizing your speech Text, Ch. 8
9/12 Intros & Conclusions Text, Ch. 9
9/15 Outlining Text, Ch. 10
9/17 5 Sign up for informational speeches
9/19 Informational speeches
9/22 6 Informational Speeches
9/24 Informational Speeches
9/26 Informational Speeches
9/29 7 Informational Speeches
10/1 Informational speeches
10/3 Informational speeches
10/6 8 Review for Midterm
10/10 Speaking to Persuade Text, Ch. 15
10/13 9 Methods of Persuasion Text, Ch. 16
10/15 Methods of Persuasion Text, Ch. 16
10/17 Fall Break Sign-up for Persuasive Speeches
10/20 10 Using Language Text, Ch. 11
10/22 Delivery Text, Ch. 12
10/24 Using Visual Aids Text, Ch. 13
10/27 11 Persuasive speeches
10/29 Persuasive speeches
10/31 Persuasive speeches
11/3 12 Persuasive speeches
11/5 Persuasive speeches
11/7 Persuasive speeches
11/10 13 Speaking in small groups Text, Ch. 18
11/12 Form Small groups
11/14 Small group work
11/17 14 Small group work
11/19 Small group presentations
11/21 Small group presentations
11/24 15 Small group presentations
11/26 Small group presentations
11/28 Thanksgiving Holiday
12/1 16 Special Occasion Speaking Text, Ch. 17
12/3 Review for final exam
Final Exam for Spee200-03 is scheduled Friday, Dec. 5, 8:00-9:50.
Final Exam for Spee200-07 is scheduled Monday, Dec. 8, 1-2:50.
VIII. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Two formal five (5) minute presentations are required: an informational presentation and a persuasive presentation (both 5minutes timed). Detailed instructions for the preparation of each speech will be given during class. One short (1-2 minute) informal speech of introduction is required.
Formal academic outlines are required for the two formal individual speeches. Instructions will be given for the construction of formal outlines. All outlines are to be typed.
In the last quarter of the semester, students will form small groups for the purpose of designing and presenting a group presentation. The presentation will constitute the "task" of an organizational group. Presentation formats can vary, from a seminar format to a talk show format. The use of media can vary from a Power Point presentation to a collage of photographs.
Students will choose a topic of significance to a general audience on which they can assemble sufficient material.
There are two exams: a midterm and a final. The midterm will cover material in the first half of the course; the final covers material in the second half of the course. Exams are multiple choice, true/false, and matching questions.
Good class participation means good attendance, contributions to class discussion, effective listening behavior. In a speech class, good class participation is similar to being a "good audience."
You are required to attend class regularly and participate in class as a member of the audience or as a contributor. Attendance is mandatory on days when you have been assigned an oral presentation, on exam days, and group presentation week. You are allowed three excused absences (with documentation) per semester. Every absence over three will result in a 3 point drop from your final grade. If an assignment, quiz, test, exercise, etc. is missed, makeup should occur by the next class period. All papers accepted after one week will be dropped 25%. After two weeks of the due date, late papers (or speeches) will not be accepted.
IX. TEACHING STRATEGY
A combination of learning techniques are used to involve students in the course: a lecture discussion approach which is less formal than a lecture approach; and an experiential approach wherein the students discover, through experience, some of the fundamental principles of effective communication. Students have opportunities to experience face-to-face communication in the dyadic interview and other in-class exercises, small group communication in the multimedia task group project, and public communication in the three opportunities to communicate to the class audience as an individual speaker.
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