Approved by Faculty  Senate October 6, 2003

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

PROPOSAL FOR UNIVERSITY STUDIES COURSES

 

Department ___Communication Studies_________________________________________       Date _March 28, 2003_______________________  

 

        _____191         _____________Introduction to Public Speaking_________________           ___3 semester credits

        Course No.            Course Name                                                             Credits

 

        This proposal is for a(n) ___x___ Undergraduate Course

 

        Applies to:        ______ Major                          ______ Minor

_____ Required                                                 _____ Required

_____ Elective                                                 _____ Elective

 

        University Studies (A course may be approved to satisfy only one set of outcomes.):

Course Requirements:

                    Basic Skills:                           Arts & Science Core:            Unity and Diversity:

                    _____ 1. College Reading and Writing           _____ 1. Humanities                   _____ 1. Critical Analysis

                    ___x__ 2. Oral Communication            _____ 2. Natural Science            _____ 2. Science and Social Policy

                    _____ 3. Mathematics                _____ 3. Social Science                  _____ 3. a. Global Perspectives

                    _____ 4. Physical Development & Wellness       _____ 4. Fine & Performing Arts           _____     b. Multicultural Perspectives

                                                                                    _____ 4. a. Contemporary Citizenship

                                                                                    _____     b. Democratic Institutions

        Flagged Courses:      _____ 1. Writing

                                    _____ 2. Oral Communication

                                    _____ 3. a. Mathematics/Statistics

                                    _____     b. Critical Analysis

 

        Prerequisites __None____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Provide the following information (attach materials to this proposal):

 

        Please see “Directions for the Department” on previous page for material to be submitted.

 

 

Attach a University Studies Approval Form.

 

Department Contact Person for this Proposal:

 

 

 

____Daniel Lintin___________     ___________         _____457-5531________        _______dlintin@winona.edu_________

Name (please print)                               Phone                 e-mail address

 

 

 


WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY STUDIES APPROVAL FORM

 

Routing form for University Studies Course approval. Course______________________

 

Department Recommendation           _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved

 

 

_________________________________   ________________                ____________________________________________

Department Chair                                                Date                                         e-mail address

 

Dean’s Recommendation   _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved*

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

Dean of College                                                   Date

 

*In the case of a dean’s recommendation to disapprove a proposal, a written rationale for the recommendation to disapprove shall be provided to the University Studies Subcommittee.

USS Recommendation        _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved                            _____ No recommendation

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

 University Studies Director                                               Date

A2C2 Recommendation     _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

Chair of A2C2                                                      Date

 

Faculty Senate Recommendation     _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

President of Faculty Senate                                               Date

 

Academic Vice President Recommendation  _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

Academic Vice President                                    Date

 

Decision of President         _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

President                                                                               Date

 

Please forward to Registrar.

Registrar                _________________        Please notify department chair via e-mail that curricular change has been recorded.

  Date entered

 

 

 

Communication Studies Course Proposal

 

The first time this course would be offered would be Summer Session I 2004.

 

University Studies Course Approval Form

1. Department or Program                                           Communication Studies

            2. Course Number                                                     191

            3. Semester Hours                                                  3

            4. Frequency of Offering                                          Every Semester (@ 15-20 sections of 25

students)

            5. Course Title                                                           Introduction to Public Speaking

            6. Catalog Description                                           Includes selection and organization of

materials, delivery of common types of speeches, listening skills, and analysis and evaluation of presentations.

            7. This is an existing course                                      Yes

                previously approved by A2C2.

            8. This is a new course proposal.                      No

                (If so, the WSU Curriculum

                Approval From must also be

                be completed as in the process

                prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)

            9. University Studies Requirement this       Basic Skills, Oral Communication

                course would satisfy                                                        

            10. Department Contact Person for                    Daniel Lintin – 457-5531

                   this course                                                   Dlintin@winona.edu

            11. General Course Outcomes

                          No one can dispute the importance of oral communication in any human interaction.

In research done on what employers are looking for in a potential hire, oral communication skills are consistently ranked at the top.  CmSt 191 prepares students to be competent in public presentational skills.  Courses with the "Oral Communication Flag" provide students with additional expertise in the areas public speaking.  As such, CmSt 191 is intended as a general introduction to college-level oral communication and the Department of Communication Studies encourages all departments and program to build on this preparation.

            12. Course Outcomes

a.       deliver a self-prepared speech in a public setting with a reasonable level of

      competency;

                                    Students in CmSt 191 will present various presentations.  The two major

assignments in the course will be 2 thoroughly researched speeches lasting

from 6-10+ minutes.  These will be delivered in an extemporaneous mode,

i.e., from a prepared outline or notes as opposed to the use of a manuscript,

by memory, or in impromptu form. In addition, all 191 sections require a

major group presentation, from 15-20+ minutes, in which each individual

student is responsible for a portion of the presentation. Furthermore, each

individual instructor will require other speaking assignments, such as

impromptus, special occasion speeches, introductions, etc.    Therefore, students will deliver three major presentations and additional minor presentations during the semester. Faculty establish specific criteria to be fulfilled for each presentation and students have a chance to practice these criteria in various class activities, thus helping a student reach a reasonable level of competency.

b.      demonstrate the basic principles of organizing ideas appropriately for

      accomplishing informative and persuasive communication objectives;

Every section of CmSt 191 requires at least one informative and one persuasive individual oral presentation.  Students learn the proper outlining techniques for oral presentations and employ them in their speeches. Additionally, students work with different types of outlines, i.e. topical, spatial,, chronological, problem-solution,  motivated sequence, etc., in order to effectively structure their different presentations . Students turn in written

                                    outlines which are critiqued for their content and style.

c.       understand and demonstrate the principles of rhetorical sensitivity and effective,      

      audience centered message adaptation, utilizing gender-neutral English;

                                    Students are introduced to the concept of rhetorical sensitivity. People who

exhibit this behavior "recognize the unique characteristics of their

environment and create messages that allow them to be heard by others while

retaining their own viewpoints."   This concept would include the ability to

                                    construct gender-neutral language as well as language that is not offensive to                                     specific audience members. Rhetorical sensitivity is assessed through both

oral and written assignments.

                         d. locate, use, and correctly cite appropriate evidence in supporting their claims;

Students are expected to use at least 10 sources in their major presentations.  Students are taught how to locate and evaluate information.  They are critiqued on the appropriateness and academic rigor of their sources.    Students are encouraged to utilize a variety of sources in their presentations, including expert interviews, research surveys, academic journals, suitable media resources, etc.

e. demonstrate communication behaviors appropriate for effective comprehensive      

      and supportive listening;

                                    After studying research on listening, students are asked to do various

activities and assignments to demonstrate their listening competencies.  One such activity will be asking the students to critique informative and persuasive speeches of their peers.

f. understand and be able to apply the communication behaviors appropriate for the

          constructive management of intra-group conflict;

                                    During the preparation of the group presentations, groups often encounter

conflict.  Students study the appropriate behaviors used to manage group

                                    conflict and then apply these skills to the group setting.

                          g. understand the skills, roles, and methods of proceeding in task groups in order to

    achieve high levels of motivation, productivity, and member satisfaction and to 

    obtain high-quality decisions and/or outputs; and

                                    While participating in small groups, students have an opportunity to not only

learn group concepts but demonstrate their ability to apply the appropriate skills for effective group discussion. In becoming acquainted with different group roles, i.e., leader, task, process, social, decision-making,, etc,. and models of effective problem solving, students are given the tools to meet the

                                    standards of this requirement.

                          h. understand the components of the communication process and how they enhance

    and/or hinder the effective exchange of information and ideas.

                                    The current version of the communication model is considered in the   first

chapter of the textbook and is, in effect, discussed throughout the semester. Tests, activities, and/or assignments reinforce the understanding of the communication process.

 

Sample Syllabus

Communication Studies 191

Spring 2003

Introduction to Public Speaking

Instructor - Prof. Staff

Office - PAC 2xx, 457-55xx (I have voice mail.)

E-Mail - PStaff@winona.edu

Office Hours - MWF - 10-11, 1-3; Th - 1-2

Text – Lucas, Stephen E.  The Art of Public Speaking  7th ed.  (Boston: McGraw Hill, 2001).

Course Objectives

This course serves as an introduction to public speaking. You will be exposed to the basic

theories and hone your skills in the area of public speaking, both as an individual and within

a group.

Late Assignments

            Please make my job easier by turning in every assignment on time. I would advise you to

make prior arrangements with me if you know you are going to turn in an assignment after

the due date. (I reserve the right to take 10% off a day on late assignments.)

Grades and Point Totals

            A - 500-450

            B - 449-400

            C - 399-350

           D - 349-300

           F - 299-0

Assignments and Points

            Test 1 - 60 points

            Test 2 - 60 points

           Peer Introductions - 10 points

                       Informative Speeches

                        Speech - 75

                        Outline - 25

                        Peer Critiques - 15

            Group Presentation - 50

                  Persuasive Speeches

                       Speech - 80

                       Outline - 35

                       Peer Critiques – 15

            Special Occasion Speeches

                        Speech – 40 points

            2 Impromptu Speeches

                        Speech 1 – 15 points

                        Speech 2 – 20 points

                       

A student cannot pass this class without completing every assignment.

 

This is a University Studies Basic Skills Course. It satisfies the Oral Communication Requirement. The outcomes listed for the University Studies Oral Communication Requirement specify that the course provide students the activities and opportunities to:

a. deliver a self-prepared speech in a public setting with a reasonable level of competency;

b. demonstrate the basic principles of organizing ideas appropriately for accomplishing       

     informative and persuasive communication objectives;

            c. understand and demonstrate the principles of rhetorical sensitivity and effective, audience

    centered message adaptation, utilizing gender-neutral English;

            d. locate, use, and correctly cite appropriate evidence in supporting their claims;

            e. demonstrate communication behaviors appropriate for effective comprehensive and

    supportive listening;

f. understand and be able to apply the communication behaviors appropriate for the 

    constructive management of intra-group conflict;

            g. understand the skills, roles, and methods of proceeding in task groups in order to achieve

high levels of motivation, productivity, and member satisfaction and to obtain high-quality decisions and/or outputs; and

            h. understand the components of the communication process and how they enhance and/or

     hinder the effective exchange of information and ideas.

 

The daily lesson or individual activities/assignments that address specific Oral Communication Requirements are identified in the schedule.

      

Tentative Schedule

            Aug. 28 - Intro to Class

            Aug. 30 - Chap. 1 – Speaking in Public (h)

            Sept. 1 – Chap. 4 – Selecting a Topic and Purpose  (c)

 

            Sept. 6 – Chap. 5 – Analyzing the Audience  (c)

            Sept. 8 – Peer Introductions (a, b, c)

 

            Sept. 11 – Peer Introductions 

     Chap. 6 – Gathering Materials  (d)  

                             Chap. 7 - Supporting Your Ideas  (d)

            Sept. 13 – Chap. 8 – Organizing the Body of the Speech (b)

                             Chap. 10 – Outlining the Speech (b) 

            Sept. 15 – Chap. 14 – Speaking to Inform (b)

   

            Sept. 18 – Chap. 13 – Using Visual Aids

            Sept. 20 – Chap. 12 – Delivery (c)

            Sept. 22 – Chap. 11 – Using Language  (c)

    

           Sept. 25 – Chap. 9 – Beginning and Ending the Speech (b)

            Sept. 27 – Practice Introductions and Conclusions (b, c)

            Sept. 29 – Impromptu I  (a, b, c)

     

Oct. 2 – Impromptu I

            Oct. 4 - Chap. 3 – Listening  (e)

            Oct. 6 - Test 1  (b, c, d, e, h)

 

            Oct. 11 - Informative Speeches (a, b, c, d)

            Oct. 13 - Informative Speeches

 

            Oct. 16 - Informative Speeches

            Oct. 18 - Informative Speeches

            Oct. 20 - Informative Speeches

      

Oct. 23 – Informative Speeches

            Oct. 25 – Chap. 18 – Speaking in Small Groups (f, g)

            Oct. 27 – Continue

     

Oct. 30 –Chap. 15 – Speaking to Persuade (b)

   (Peer Critiques Due [e])

            Nov. 1 – Chap. 16 – Methods of Persuasion (b)

            Nov. 3 – Chap. 2 – Ethics and Public Speaking  (c)

 

            Nov. 6 – Impromptu II  (a, b, c)

            Nov. 8 – Impromptu II (a, b, c)

 

            Nov. 13 - Group Presentations (a, b, c, d)

            Nov. 15 - Group Presentations

            Nov. 17 - Group Presentations

 

            Nov. 20 – Test 2  (b, c, f, g)

 

            Nov. 27 - Persuasive Speeches (a, b, c, d)

            Nov. 29 - Persuasive Speeches

            Dec. 1 - Persuasive Speeches

 

            Dec. 4 - Persuasive Speeches

            Dec. 6 - Persuasive Speeches

            Dec. 8 - Persuasive Speeches

     

Dec. 12 – Special Occasion Speeches (a, b, c) 

    (Peer Critiques Due [e])