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Quiz 1 10 points ______________Course Syllabus and Outline Acknowledgment and AgreementSpeech 1- Public SpeakingSpring 2010 43677, MW 12:15 – 1:47 PM QD 110SyllabusProfessor: Cliff Ruth Phone : 951-222- 8368 E-Mail: [email protected] Location: Lovekin A4GOffice Hours: T 12:15 – 1:50 PM, W 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:00– 3:45 PM, TH 12:15 – 1:45 PMCCE Hours: M 7:45 – 11:45 AM, W 4:00 – 6:00 PM and TH 2:00 – 4:00 PMCourse Description: Prepares students to compose (develop outlines & research) and present a minimum of four speeches, including informative and persuasive presentations in front of a live audience. Emphasis will include: different purposes of speaking, types of speeches and organizational patterns, topic choice and audience adaptation, rhetorical principles, development and support of sound reasoning and argument, theories of persuasion, application of ethics in public speaking, listening skills, and theory and principles of effective delivery. Students will speak formally for a minimum of 20 total semester minutes. 54 Hours LectureStudent Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:1. Demonstrate competence in speech preparation and presentation by ethically achieving the proper goals for the genre and type of speech while performing audience analysis and adaptation.2. Demonstrate competence in speech preparation by appropriately synthesizing the rhetorical conventions of speech composition in outline format with credible evidence and sound reasoning.3. Demonstrate competence in speech presentation by appropriately synthesizing the rhetorical conventions of speaking from a brief set of notes within given time constraints integrating credible evidence and sound reasoning.4. Integrate appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication to ethically achieve the goals of a particular speech.5. Demonstrate effective management of anxiety during preparation and presentation of speeches.6. Implement ethical standards expected of an audience member by employing effective listening skills and cultural sensitivity.7. Evaluate their own and others speeches based on content, composition/organization, delivery, and implementation of ethical standardsTextbooks:Lucas, Stephen (2009). The Art of Public Speaking (10th edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Class Website: http://academic.rcc.edu/ruthSPEECH ASSIGNMENTS: All speaking assignments will deal with a topic approved by the instructor. The first graded speech is a short introduction speech. The second graded speech is a 4 - 6 minute demonstration speech. The topic will be your choice, but it must be a “fun, light-hearted, non-controversial topic” that is interesting to you and to the audience. The third speech is a 5 - 8 minute informative speech in which you will select an interesting topic, research it, and prepare and practice beforedelivering the speech. The final graded speech will be a 7 - 9 minute persuasion speech. The persuasion speech topic should be of a contemporary and controversial nature, which is of interest to both the speaker and the audience. Time worn topics (e.g. Death Penalty, Abortion, Legalization of Marijuana) should be avoided. Try to come up with a persuasion speech topic that is unique and interesting, because you will be working with it for a good part of the semester. A complete outline of all of your speeches MUST be turnedin BEFORE your speech on the due date. Specific requirements of each speech will be explained in advance of the assignment. (Oral Speeches: 610 points possible)WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS: Speech outlines must by typed, double-spaced, and have one inch margins. No exceptions will be made. Bibliographies must follow MLA or APA format. Speech outlines and any other written assignments are evaluated and graded on content and form, which includes, but is notlimited to, organization, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and clarity of expression. (Typed Speech Outlines: 165 points possible of the 610 points above)QUIZZES AND EXAM: One major exam will be given this semester. This exam will be a final. The exam covers all of the readings, handouts, and lecture material. The final exam is comprehensive. There are no make-ups on the exam unless prior arrangements have been made. Five quizzes will be given during the semester. These quizzes will be during the first ten minutes of the classes listed in the course schedule. There are no make-ups or exceptions for missed quizzes. (150 points possible)HOMEWORK AND ACTIVITES: There will be six different activities that will either be done inclass or given as homework. If you miss the activities in class they cannot be made up.(60 points possible)SELF SPEECH EVALUATIONS: For the informative and persuasive speech, you will fill out a short evaluation of your performance. (20 points possible)PARTICIPATION: Class participation is expected of all students at every class meeting. Class participation is an essential component of any speech communication course. Consistent participation is critical to successful completion of this course. If you are going to be absent, you MUST talk with the instructor ahead of time to ensure that you do not fall behind. You can contact the instructor via face-to-face communication, E-mail, or phone. (60 points possible)LATE WORK: All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the scheduled date. Late work will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.ATTENDANCE: Attendance in class is mandatory. English and Speech Communication Department policy establishes 2 class sessions of absence, irregular attendance, or a pattern of absences as sufficient cause for dropping a student from a class, unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor for valid absence: illness or family emergency. Students who are absent from class after the final drop date will miss necessary instruction and subsequently may have their final course grade lowered.Students who arrive at a class session after the official starting time will be considered absent that particularday.Successful students:Responsibilities: The syllabus and assignment sheets are the primary sources of instructions for this course. Read them carefully and refer to them regularly. Write down any instructions given orally and, if necessary, ask questions before due dates. Please try to look up information first so that you can ask


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