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Fayetteville State University
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Spee 350 - Speechwriting
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Course Syllabus Fayetteville State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Performing and Fine Arts I LOCATOR INFORMATION Semester Spring 2005 Course No SPEE350 Course Name Speechwriting Hrs 3 Prerequisite SPEE200 Day Time Room TR 2 3 20 BU237 Instructor Dr Todd S Frobish Assistant Professor of Speech Office Location BU267 Phone 672 1206 Office Hours MW 12 2 Email II COURSE DESCRIPTION SPEE350 is A comprehensive look at the history of and current trends in speechwriting in America with an emphasis on persuasion and the strategic employment of language Students will learn and practice the art of effective speechmaking by studying both effective and inadequate models of oratory Students will learn how to prepare various types of speeches for a variety of audiences and rhetorical situations including how to manage new technologies in those situations Prerequisite SPEE200 III TEXTBOOK Carpenter R 1990 Choosing Powerful Words Eloquence that Works 3ed Boston MA Allyn Bacon Perlman A 1998 Writing Great Speeches Professional Techniques You Can Use Boston MA Allyn Bacon IV SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES At the end of the course students will have 1 2 3 4 5 Gained an ability to write advanced speeches for themselves and others in a variety of styles Demonstrated an understanding of audience analysis research writing and revision in the speechwriting process Gained an appreciation for the role and power of strategic language in their personal professional and political lives Learned about the history of and current trends in speechmaking in America Gained an ability to critically examine the speeches of others V COURSE COMPETENCIES INTASC 1 Knowledge The teacher understands the major concepts assumptions debates processes of inquiry and ways of knowing that are central to the discipline he or she teaches INTASC 9 4 Reflection The teacher is committed to reflection assessment and learning as an ongoing process INTASC 6 13 NCDPI 6 4 Technology The teacher knows how to use a variety of media communication tools including audiovisual aids and computers to enrich learning opportunities INTASC 3 Diversity The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners INTASC 10 12 NCDPI 10 Collaboration The teacher establishes respectful and productive relationships with diverse home and community situations and seeks to develop cooperative partnerships in support of learning and well being VI EVALUATION CRITERIA Student will be evaluated based upon their performance and effort on all class presentations papers and examinations Written speeches will be graded according to criteria established in class handouts The final examination will be short essay format Grading Scale in points 920 1000 A 830 910 B 730 820 C 640 720 D 0 630 F I Incomplete Grade Distribution Speech of Introduction Speech Analysis Ethics Mini Paper Product Proposal Speech Motivational Speech Campaign Speech Final Exam Weekly Reading Quizzes Total 100 points 75 points 75 points 150 points 150 points 150 points 150 points 100 points 1000 points VII COURSE OUTLINE The following schedule may be altered to accommodate class size changes inclement weather and so forth Descriptions of assignments will be forthcoming during class in due time for you to properly prepare To save trees keeping this syllabus assignments handouts and notes together in a suitable folder or binder will eliminate the need for extra copies Week One Week Two Week Three Week Four Introduction to SPEE350 Introduction to Syllabus Self Introductions Fundamentals of Speechwriting Carpenter 1 Speeches of Introduction Due Ethics in Speechwriting Carpenter 3 Perlman 5 Week Five The Nature of Rhetoric Ethics Mini Paper Due The Rhetorical Situation handout articles Week Six Speech Criticism handout articles Week Seven Professional Speechwriting Perlman 1 2 3 Speech Analysis Due Professional Speechwriting continued Carpenter 4 5 Perlman 9 Week Eight Week Nine Week Ten Professional Speechwriting continued Perlman 7 Carpenter 6 Product Proposal Speech Due Political Speechwriting Handout articles Week Eleven Political Speechwriting continued Week Twelve Week Thirteen Writing Workshops Campaign Speech Due Speechwriting for Celebrations Perlman 6 Week Fourteen Speechwriting for Celebrations continued Week Fifteen Writing Workshops Motivational Speech Due VIII COURSE REQUIREMENTS Student Responsibilities To earn a passing grade in this course a student must minimally attend 80 of all class meetings hand in all assignments and take the final exams A student who wishes to achieve better than a passing grade should strive to actively participate in class discussions and activities and show effort thoughtfulness and creativity in course assignments Plagiarism or using someone else s intellectual work as one s own WILL NOT be tolerated Plagiarizing will result in the failure for that assignment and may lead to one s failure of the course Absences and Make up Policy This course is considered a lab Your attendance is mandatory By not attending class you are not only hurting yourself but putting your peers at a disadvantage since class discussion will suffer and activities will not be as interactive Three absences with explanation will be allowed For each absence after three your grade will be reduced by two cumulative percentage points NOTE Cutting classes for reasons other than illness or emergency limits your allowed absences for real problems In other words don t cut If you fail to turn in an assignment on the date that it is due you will have only two school days to hand it in for a grade For each day the assignment is tardy your grade for that assignment will be reduced by one letter grade Assignments will not be accepted through email or fax Failure to show up for a test will require you to make up that test during my office hours within two school days of the absence Failure to make up that test within two school days will result in a grade of zero for that speech Make ups for assignments and exams are always as the discretion of the instructor when the absence is unexcused Tardiness Classroom Entrances and Exits Tardiness is annoying and frustrating for both your peers and the instructor I will count every three tardies to class as an absence Furthermore if a student is presenting when you get to class wait until you hear clapping before you open the door Otherwise


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