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SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of public speaking, focusing on informative and persuasive speaking. Students will gain skill in public speaking and overcome visible nervousness when speaking in front of an audience. Students will learn how to structure informative and persuasive messages for the maximum effect and will experience using audio-visual aids effectively. Students will practice critical listening in learning to evaluate the content, delivery, and style of speeches.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Eligible to enroll in ENGL 121

Hours Weekly

3

Course Objectives

  1. Identify, analyze, and demonstrate the appropriate components and content of informative
    and persuasive speeches.
  2. Identify, analyze, and demonstrate effective physical and vocal delivery, using spoken and
    symbolic forms of communication, through a variety of formats mediated with technology
    and/or other techniques, to convey concepts creatively.
  3. Organize and articulate ideas and adapt topic, content, and delivery for diverse audiences.
  4. Understand and apply appropriate ethical standards to public speaking situations.
  5. Analyze individual speeches and the speaking experience based on recordings of speeches
    performed in class, considering one’s own communication style and choices, and those of
    others, through collaborative critique and revision.
  6. Recognize and apply effective group dynamics through collaborative analyses and
    presentations.

Course Objectives

Identify, analyze, and demonstrate the appropriate components and content of informative
and persuasive speeches.

This objective is a course Goal Only

Identify, analyze, and demonstrate effective physical and vocal delivery, using spoken and
symbolic forms of communication, through a variety of formats mediated with technology
and/or other techniques, to convey concepts creatively.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Individual informative speech

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Oral Communication Rubric

Oral and Expressive Communication

  • OC3

Organize and articulate ideas and adapt topic, content, and delivery for diverse audiences.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Individual informative speech

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Oral Communication Rubric

Oral and Expressive Communication

  • OC1

Understand and apply appropriate ethical standards to public speaking situations.

This objective is a course Goal Only

Analyze individual speeches and the speaking experience based on recordings of speeches
performed in class, considering one’s own communication style and choices, and those of
others, through collaborative critique and revision.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Self-evaluation assignment

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Oral Communication Rubric

Oral and Expressive Communication

  • OC4

Recognize and apply effective group dynamics through collaborative analyses and
presentations.

Learning Activity Artifact

  • Other (please fill out box below)
  • Group presentation

Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

  • Oral Communication Rubric

Oral and Expressive Communication

  • OC2