Speech Communication 102

Public Speaking

Professor: Emmett Long

Course Description:

Theory and presentation of public speeches, including an analysis of determinants of comprehension and attitude formation; selection and organization of speech materials, development of delivery skills and evaluation of message effectiveness. Student presentations required.

Text:

Lucas, S.E. (1998). The art of public speaking. (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of SPCH 102, you should:

bulletBe able to organize and outline a speech in light of its specific purpose
bulletUnderstand types of support material and how to obtain and evaluate them
bulletUnderstand and apply principles of argument
bulletUnderstand the significance of source credibility and assess dimensions of your own credibility
bulletBe able to analyze, and adapt to, a specific audience both before and during the speaking occasion
bulletDevelop effective public speaking presentation skills
bulletBecome an informed consumer of public speaking

Assignments and Examinations:Assignments and Examinations:

Speaking Assignments: Each student will be involved in five speaking experiences (four graded) across the term, and will receive both student and instructor feedback regarding each. Speaking Assignments: Each student will be involved in five speaking experiences (four graded) across the term, and will receive both student and instructor feedback regarding each.

Speech #1: Introductory Speeches. A two-minute speech of self-introduction based on a personal object. In preparation for this speech, students will select an object that represents a significant aspect of their background. The object or a representation of it should be used as a visual aid. This assignment is ungraded.

Speech #2: Insight Speech. The purpose of this speech is to clearly inform your audience of a worthwhile insight (i.e., an idea, a concept, a process, a relationship) that you suppose your audience does not already possess nor could easily obtain. A visual aid will be used.

Speech #3: Persuasive Speech. This speech should attempt to modify an attitude of your audience (e.g., reverse an attitude, strengthen an attitude, weaken an attitude).

Speech #4: Special Occasion Speech. This speech should be one prepared for a special occasion such as a memorial, an introduction of a guest speaker, a nomination, an award presentation, etc.

Speech #5: Final Speech. A speech of 8 to 10 minutes that may be either informative or persuasive. Criteria for evaluatio n will include all major aspects of preparation and delivery.

Journal:  In addition to the speeches, there will be a number of exercises. Each student will prepare written materials for each exercise and present them as a journal at the end of the class.These materials will be used during lecture/discussion of each topic.Journal:  In addition to the speeches, there will be a number of exercises. Each student will prepare written materials for each exercise and present them as a journal at the end of the class.These materials will be used during lecture/discussion of each topic.

Examinations:  There will be two comprehensive, objective type examinations over course content, of equal value and covering half of the course content.Examinations:  There will be two comprehensive, objective type examinations over course content, of equal value and covering half of the course content.

Calendar

Date Topic
I. 8.23-27 1 Introduction to the course
2. Basic Principles 1
3. Ethics 2
II. 8:30-9:3 4. Introductory Speeches
5. Introductory Speeches
6. Speaking to Inform 14
III.9:8-10 7. Labor Day holiday
8. Choosing Topics and Purposes 4
9. Analyzing the Audience 5
IV.9:13-17 10. Organizing the Body of the Speech 8
11. Introductions and Conclusions 9
12. Outlining the Speech 10
V.9:20-24 13. Delivering the Speech 12
14. Using Visual Aids 13
15. Informative Speeches
VI.9:27-10.1 16. Informative Speeches
17. Informative Speeches
18. Introduction to Persuasive Speaking 15
VII.10:4-8 19. Gathering Materials 6
20. Using Supporting Materials 7
21. Methods of Persuasion 16
VIII.10:11-15 22. Analysis of Persuasive Speeches App.
23. Listening to Speeches 3
24. Persuasive Speeches
IX.10:18-22 25. Persuasive Speeches
26. Persuasive Speeches
27. Persuasive Speeches
X.10:25-29 28. Midterm Examination
29. Commemorative Speaking 17
30. Return midterms
XI.11:1-5 31. Using Language Effectively 11
32. Using Language Effectively t288,tA7-11
33. Commemorative Speeches
XII.11:8-12 34. Commemorative Speeches
35. Commemorative Speeches
36. The Final Speech
XIII:11:15-19 37. Reviewing Supportive Materials 7 t.app, mV
38. Reviewing Organizing,Outlining 8-10 tex,,mex
39. Reviewing Delivery 12 tex,mex
Fall Recess: 11:22-26
XIV: 11:29-12:3 40. Final Speeches
41. Final Speeches
42. Final Speeches
XV:12:6-10 43. Final Speeches
44. Final Speeches
45. Review for Final

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