FAULKNER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SPH107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking – Internet Course
Faulkner State College, Gulf Shores Campus
via Blackboard mail
Available by appointment
COURSE TITLE AND CREDIT:
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: (Text will be actively used in this course)
Jaffe, Clella. Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society. 6th ed. Belmont: Wadsworth, 2004.
This course explores principles of public speaking, including audience and environment analysis as well as planning, rehearsing, and presentation of professional speeches. Power Point presentations are incorporated. Student speech performances are emphasized.
At the completion of this course, students will demonstrate knowledge of
Audience and environment analysis
2. Topic selection and research
3. Organization of speech text according to speech goals 4. Rehearsal techniques
Verbal and non-verbal delivery skills
Techniques for controlling communication apprehension
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Compose and deliver extemporaneous public presentations on significant and intellectual topics 2. Effectively create, organize, and support ideas in oral presentations 3. Evaluate different audiences' context, attitudes, values, and responses 4. Effectively listen to and critically evaluate other’s messages 5. Utilize effective delivery techniques when presenting a speech 6. Identify, evaluate and apply different styles of presentation in public speaking 7. Identify the ethical responsibilities of a public speaker 8. Define legal responsibilities regarding the freedom of expression
Students will be evaluated on speech research, organization and performance, in addition to quizzes / examinations, homework, exercises, online participation and the final examination. (Point distribution provided on course outline).
YOUR ARE EXPECTED TO PERSONALLY DELIVER 4 SPEECHES IN THIS COURSE EITHER IN-PERSON ON CAMPUS OR VIA VIDEOTAPE.
On-line activity / class attendance and participation are regarded as an obligation as well as a privilege. There is also a high correlation between on-line participation / class attendance and the final grade. Although an occasional absence may be unavoidable, it in no way excuses a student from meeting the requirements of the course.
A student is encouraged to attend all class meetings / participate on-line for classes in which he/she is registered. All on-line activity is recorded from the first day the class meets.
The course grade is awarded based upon the student’s performance in meeting the course requirements as stated in the course syllabus and materials.
All students are expected to arrive on time for scheduled on-campus class meetings. The on-campus meetings are scheduled so that each student can complete their required speech presentation assignments. While videotaped presentations will be possible, class attendance is highly recommended. Please check your ANNOUNCEMENTS link at the bottom of the home page for available dates and times!
Online assignments will be scheduled throughout the term. Logging into BLACKBOARD and clicking on this course is considered class attendance. You should visit this class AT LEAST twice a week. The instructor will be able to view the login statistics for this course. This is a 3 credit hour class; therefore you should spend at least 3 hours per week working on assignments and reading chapter text for this class.
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