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James Ahern - Speech Communication

                  Speech 1 - Public Speaking

                      SUMMER QUARTER 2014

       SPEECH 1 - Public Speaking-Section 11-MW-3:00-6:05p.m.--Room L45

De AnzCollege

Instructor: James Ahern

Office Hour: by appointment.

Office Phone: 408-864-8999 Ext. 3103

E-Mail: ahernjames@fhda.edu

Faculty Web Site: http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/ahernjames/

 

Visit the Student Success Center: http://www.deanza.edu/studentsuccess/

 

Textbook:Beebe, Steven A., and Susan J. Beebe. A concise public speaking handbook. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2012. (3rd Ed.)

 

The course textbook can be purchased online with a downloadable version or with an online version: A concise public speaking handbook, third edition

Materials: 4 by 6-inch note cards. 

 

Note: One additional hour to be arranged working in Cross Cultural Partners and/or use of the Listening and Speaking Lab. 

Note to Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide me with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five day notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS main number TTY:408.864.8748) or EDC advisor (864-8839 EDC main number).

 Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Display increasing confidence in speaking extemporaneously.

  • Demonstrate effective listening skills.

  • Organize, compose, present, and critically evaluate informative and persuasive presentations appropriate in content and style to the audience and situation. 

  • Use college databases for academic research.

Course Objectives:

1. Examine historical and cultural traditions of public speaking inboth domestic and global contexts and their impact on our views, beliefs, and practices relating to speaking in public.

 

2. Evaluate how making the decision to respect diversity, speak ethically, and think critically influences communication outcomes.

 

3. Demonstrate skills in analyzing diverse audiences and creating presentations appropriate to those audiences.

 

4. Research, analyze, organize, prepare, and evaluate informative and persuasive speeches.

 

5. Develop confidence in delivering speeches extemporaneously.

 

6.  Develop listening skills to foster respectful, reflective, and critical listening appropriate for public presentations.

Course Requirements:

1. Attendance and Participation:This class requires your attendance and participation for every class session. Because your role includes being a speaker, a listener, and an evaluator, your attendance and promptness are vital to this class. You may be dropped from this class if you have more than two (2) absences and if you are absent during the first week of this course. School policy dictates: "The student must officially drop classes in which s/he no longer wishes to be enrolled." Students are encouraged to arrive to class on time to avoid being penalized. Two late arrivals will count as one absence.

2. Reading Assignments:You will be responsible for assigned readings and will be called upon to participate in the class discussion. 

3. Written Assignments:Designated speeches must be accompanied by a typed, double-spaced full-sentence preparation outline that must be submitted to the instructor before a presentation. Five points will be deducted for late assignments. Written assignments must be submitted to the instructor and not e-mailed.

4. Examinations: There will be two multiple choice examinations during this course that will cover assigned readings and lectures. 

5. Speeches:There will be five graded speeches and other speech activities throughout the course. Five points will be deducted for each late speaking assignment. Students unable to speak on an assigned day should request another student to trade places to avoid losing five points.

6. Academic Dishonesty:Plagiarism or cheating may result in failing this course.

 

Speech Assignments:

1.Introductory speech of a classmate: not graded

Time limit: 2-3 minutes

2. Impromptu speech: 10-points

Time limit: 2-3 minutes

 

3. Demonstration speech: 30-points

Time limit: 4-6 minutes

Self-critique

Preparation Outline

 

4. Analyzing a Famous speech: 30-points

Time limit: 4-6 minutes

Preparation Outline

 

5. Informative speech: 50-points

Time limit: 5-7 minutes

Self-critique

Preparation Outline

 

6. Final: Persuasive speech: 70-points

Time limit: 6-8 minutes

Preparation Outline

Audience analysis

Audience analysis synopsis

 

TOTAL: 190 points

 

GRADING:

Your final grade for the course will be based upon the following:

 

1. Speeches 190 points

 

2. Preparation outlines(four @ five points each) 20 points

 

3. Self-critiques** (two @ ten points each) 20 points

 

4. Attendance and class participation 20 points

 

5. Examinations (two @ twenty-five points each) 50 points

 

TOTAL: 300 points

 

 

Grade

Points

A+

294-300

A

281-293

A-

270-280

B+

264-269

B

251-263

B-

240-250

C+

234-239

C

210-233

D+

204-209

D

191-203

D-

180-190

F

0-179

Students are responsible for keeping track of their assigned grades throughout the duration of this course. There are no provisions for extra credit.  

NOTE: This course depends on your active participation and it will be as exciting, interesting, stimulating, and as fun, as the energy and enthusiasm that you bring to the class. The more you give, the more you will learn about your own strengths and limitations. You will also learn from and about your classmates and that you can be a part of their learning experience as well.

 

Wishing you all the best in the days ahead!



Contact
email Email: James Ahern
Phone: 408.864.8999x3103

 

 

 

 

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