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SPC SPC 1600 - COURSE OUTLINE

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ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGEST. PETERSBURG COLLEGEAPPROVED COURSE OUTLINE"G" INTRODUCTION TO SPC 1600 SPEECH COMMUNICATION ___3__Prefix Number Course Title Cr.Hrs. (was SPC 1015- changed 19972 to comply with SCNS)A. Course Description:Prerequisite: (ENC 0020 or EAP 1695) or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. Thiscourse is designed to assist the student in understanding and implementing oral communicationskills. Learning is centered in student participation in a variety of speaking-listening situationsdesigned to increase the understanding of the interpersonal nature of all speech communication.This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in General EducationRequirements. Credit is not given for both SPC 1600 and SPC 1600H. 47 contact hours.B. Major Learning Outcomes:1. The student will demonstrate increasing competence in the preparation and organization of various types of oral messages.2. The student will demonstrate increasing competence in speech delivery skills.3. The student will demonstrate understanding of the principles of audience analysis and adaptation.4. The student will demonstrate effective comprehensive and critical listening skills.5. The student will acquire understanding of the significance of self-confidence in speech communication situations.6. The student will acquire understanding of the interpersonal process of one-to-one and small group communication situations.7. The student will demonstrate increased ability in writing.8. The student will demonstrate understanding and increased competence in library research, information gathering and retrieval skills, all of which include Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as set forth by the Association of College and Research Libraries.C. Course Objectives Stated in Performance Terms:1. The student will demonstrate increasing competence in the preparation and organization of various types of oral messages by:a. composing the messages, providing ideas and information suitable to topic, purpose and audience.b. determining the purpose of the oral discourse.c. choosing a topic and restricting it according to purpose, audience and occasion.d. formulating a purpose statement.e. formulating a thesis/core idea.f. providing a variety of adequate supporting material or evidence.g. selecting a suitable organizational pattern.h. employing American English appropriate to the topic, audience, occasion and purpose.i. using effective transitions.2. The student will demonstrate increasing competence in speech delivery skills by:a. transmitting the messages using oral and nonverbal skills suitable to the topic, audience and occasion.b. employing vocal variety in rate, pitch, and intensity.c. articulating clearly in Standard American English.d. using nonverbal behavior which supports the verbal message with eye contact and appropriate posture, gestures and body movements.e. using a variety of appropriate audiovisual materials.3. The student will demonstrate understanding of the principles of audience analysis and adaptationby:a. composing messages suitable to the audience, topic, purpose and occasion.b. exploring the verbal and nonverbal aspects of multi-cultural communication and the diversityof contemporary life.4. The student will demonstrate effective comprehensive and critical listening skills by:a. recognizing main ideas.b. identifying supporting details.c. recognizing relationships among ideas.d. recalling basic ideas and details.e. perceiving speaker's purpose and organization of ideas and information.f. discriminating between statements of fact and opinion.g. distinguishing between emotional and logical arguments.h. detecting bias and prejudice.i. recognizing speaker's attitude.j. synthesizing and evaluating by drawing logical inferences and conclusions.k. identifying the thesis.l. identifying the preview.5. The student will demonstrate understanding of the significance of self-confidence in speech communication situations by:a. controlling speaker apprehension.b. developing a sense of self-worth and self-esteem.c. analyzing the role of values, beliefs, and attitudes in communication situations.6. The student will demonstrate understanding of the interpersonal process of one-to-one and small group communication situations by:a. planning communication strategies for one-to-one communication based on knowledge, attitudes and prior experience of listeners. b. establishing active rapport with a listener, a group of listeners or an audience.c. effectively solving problems in groups and conflict management.d. preparing and organizing group agendas.e. identifying the dynamics of group behavior and the importance of working together.f. developing team building skills and leadership skills including an understanding of coming toconsensus modeled from the world of work.7. The student will demonstrate increased ability in writing by:a. planning and writing various outlines for speeches.b. writing critiques, essays and reaction papers about public speakers' performances.c. writing essays about communication and public speaking topics.d. transferring communication from the written to the oral format with increasing competency.8. The student will demonstrate understanding and increased competence in library research, information gathering and retrieval skills, all of which include Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as set forth by the Association of College and Research Libraries by:a. utilizing library resources including books, periodicals and electronic data retrieval sources.b. designing and administering surveys and conducting interviews.D. Criteria Performance Standard:Criteria for Evaluation of Writing: The student will exhibit on his/her writing the characteristics of at least Level 3 (Practice Writing) in the College Level Academic Skills Progress (CLASP)Descriptions of Essay Ratings.Upon successful completion of this course, the student will, with minimum 70% accuracy, demonstrate mastery of each of the above stated objectives through classroom measures developed by the individual course instructors.Revised 8/84 3 Yr Review 99-00.DBT 11/20/90 C&I 11/14/00; DBT 12/12/00Effective Session 19911 Effective Session 20011.3 YR C&I Review 8/94 C&I 10/28/03, BOT 12/16/03,DBT 5/16/95 Effective 20032.Effective Session 19951 Removed GR word count reference perC&I 2/27/96; DBT 3/19/96 State


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