Borough of Manhattan Community College
City University of New York
Department of Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts
Fundamentals of Speech: SPE100 (3credit) Prof. Mila Brisbon
Scheduled Days Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday
SPE 100-071 room S608 SPE 100-083 room S608/N680
SPE 100-091 room S608/N680 SPE 100-111 room N487/N680/S608 SPE 100-122 room S608
Email: Mbrisbon@bmcc.cuny.edu Speech dept S628 for my mailbox and class schedule. Office S628P phone (212) 220-8094 office hours by appointment M/W/F 10-11am.
The aim of this course is to develop effective skills in speech communication. The student examines how to generate topics, organize ideas, master elements of audience psychology and practice techniques of speech presentation in the public forum. All elements of speech production and presentation are considered.
Fundamentals of Speech 100 or 102 for non-native speakers is a required course for all students except Allied Health majors. Before registering for SPE100, students must have completed or be exempt from English and Reading remedial.
Evaluation & Requirements of Students
All assignments are to be prepared to college and professional standards. Work should be checked for spelling, grammar and punctuation. Keep in mind neatness counts! Assignments should be submitted on standard size paper, typed and stapled. You are expected to complete all assignments when they are due. As a rule, I do not allow make-ups for presentations or assignments except in cases of extreme emergencies. Tutoring is available in the Learning Resource Center room S510. Those seeking counseling and advisement may go to room S350 or call (212) 220-8140.
Required Text and Readings
The Art of Public Speaking, 11th edition by Stephen E. Lucas choose from new, used, rented or electronic versions. The New York Times will be one of your three sources for information.
Test and Class work
Test will cover information from the textbook and class lectures. When you are absent you are still responsible for the work missed. Refer to the class schedule or contact classmates.
Course Student Learning Outcomes (students will be able to…….)| Measurements (means of assessment for student learning outcomes listed in first column)| 1. prepare presentations for the listeners2. Present presentations using effective delivery techniques including extemporaneous speaking, standard language, and eye contact with the audience3. Prepare presentations that locate, evaluate, select, and incorporate different forms of supportingmaterials, including visual aids4. Demonstrate acceptable ethical standards in research and presentation of materials5. Research and organize material to support a thesis6. Listen critically and respectfully to others’ speeches| 1. Major presentations2. Major presentations3. Presentations and outlines4. Presentations, outlines, and mid-term5. Presentations, outlines, and final exam6. Class feedback exercises|
General Education Learning Outcomes| Measurements (means of assessment for student learning outcomes listed in first column)| 1.Communication Skills- students will be able to write, read ,listen and speak critically and effectively2. Information & Technology Literacy - students will be able to collect, evaluate and interpret information and effectively use information technologies3. Values- Students will be able to make informed choices based on an understanding of personal values, human diversity, multicultural awareness and social responsibility.| 1.Presentation and outlines2. Informative and Persuasive presentations and outlines; mid-term exam; final exam3. Ethical persuasive presentations|
College attendance policy
At the Borough of Manhattan Community College, the maximum number of absences is...