Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department or Program: CMST
This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2:
The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in: Oral Flag
This course includes requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to...
a. Earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations; more than half of the course credit comes from delivering individual speeches and presentations. Projects are graded individually
b. Understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines; Public speaking has been a foundation of the communication discipline for over 2000 years. As in the polis, students today are provided instruction for public address in ways that advance their individual interests as well as enhance community well being. Students learn types of speaking such as impromptu, extemporaneous, manuscript and memorization.
c. Adapt their speaking to field-specific audiences; Students learn techniques in audience analysis and adapt their speeches appropriately to communication studies audiences.
d. Receive appropriate feedback from teachers and peers, including suggestions for improvement; all speeches are graded individually and student progress is made evident through written critiques, oral feedback, and peer review.
e. Make use of the technologies used for research and speaking in the fields; students are encouraged to enhance speaking effectiveness through technology and visual aids. Some examples are power point, overhead projectors, TV/VCR and media visual aids.
f. Learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields. Students present claims and evidence in traditional inductive, deductive and narrative forms. Students are instructed as to the proper citation formats such as APA and MLA. Emphasis is also put on standard forms of outline and proper structure of presentations.
Sample Syllabus for PUBLIC SPEAKING
Communication Studies 261
Instructor: Professor X
Office: PAC Rm 215
Office hours: MTWTF 12-2. And by appointment.
Oral AssignmentsApprox. Points Possible Your Grade
*Informative Speech 50
*Persuasive Speech 65
Impromptu Speech 10
Narrative Speech 25
Mini Speeches 10
Special Occasion Speech 15
Total = 175
Quiz #1 50
Quiz #2 40
Participation Activities 10
Self-Analysis Paper 10
Total = 140
90- 100% = A 80-89%= B 70-79% = C 60-69% = D 590% = F
This is not a "lecture hall" course. You will be urged to practice your communication through participating in class activities and discussions. There will be points offered for these each day, which cannot be made up. Thus, attendance is mandatory and multiple absences will hurt your grade. Just as a "real job" allows for so many sick days without pay penalty, you are allowed 3 absences without penalty. However, if you miss more than three classes, there will be 5 points deducted from your grade upon each additional absence. I do not distinguish between excused and unexcused unless its a university-sanctioned function. The nature of the course requires you to attend regularly and be on time.
Do not expect points for late work. Assignments are due at the start of class with no 5:00 deadline. Just as an employer sets a deadline and you either make it or perish, the same is true here. I realize that there are extenuating circumstances, which arise, however. Therefore, I will except ONE late paper a semester with only a point off for tardiness if you get it to me that day by 5:00. Every 24 hours beyond that will be a letter grade off. You may only use this once. With any other late papers, no points will be given.
4. RESPECT, HONESTY, COMMUNITY
Since this is not a "lecture hall" course, you will have many
chances to become
others names and constantly learn from each other through voluntary
** This is a university studies course. It satisfies the Oral Flag requirement. As such, this course includes requirements and learning activities that promote students abilities to . . . .
a. earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations;
b. understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines;
c. adapt their speaking to filed specific audiences;
d. receive appropriate feedback from teachers from teachers and peers, including suggestions for improvement.
e. make use of technologies used for research and speaking in their fields; and
f. learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in theirs fields
The ways and means of accomplishing this are noted on the following schedule.
Tentative Course Schedule CMST 261
AUG M23 Course Introduction Chapter Readings USP Criterion
SEP W1 Spkr Audience analysis 6 C
OCT F1 Visual Aids E
NOV M1 Special Occasion 17
DEC W1 Persuasive Speeches A, B, C, D