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SPCH-1321-001 Business and Professional Speaking
Study and application of communication within the business and professional context. Special emphasis will be given to communication competencies in presentations, dyads, teams and technologically mediated formats.
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
A Speaker’s Guidebook, 7th edition, by O’hair, Stewart and Rubenstein
Application of cummunication theory and practice to the public speaking context, with emphasis on audience analysis, speaker delivery, ethics of communication, cultural diversity and speech organizational techniques to develop students' speaking abilities, as well as ability to effectively evaluate oral presentations.
Learning Outcomes: After studying the material presented in this course of study, the student will be able to do the following as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundation models of communication.
2. Apply elements of audience analysis
3. Demonstrate ethical speaking and listening skills by analyzing presentations for evidence and logic.
4. Research, develop, and deliver extemporaneous speeches with effective verbal and non verbal techniques.
5. Demonstrate effective usage of technology when researching and/or presenting speeches.
6. Identify how culture, ethnicity and gender influence communication.
7. Develop proficiency in presenting a variety of speeches as an individual or group (e.g. narrative, informative or persuasive).
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There will be a total of 1000 points possible in this course. They are distributed as follows:
Total of 400 points, or 40%
Speech of Introduction 100 points
Total of 100 points, or 10%
Reflection papers (2) 100 points (50 pts each)
Total of 400 points, or 40%
Weekly Quizzes 300 points (30 pts each)
*Library Assignment will count as a quiz grade also
Total of 100 points, or 10%
For Speeches, Tests, and Major Assignments For the Final Grade
A = 90 - 100 A = 900 - 1000
B = 80 - 89 B = 800 - 899
C = 70 - 79 C = 700 - 799
D = 60 - 69 D = 600- 699
F = 0-59 F = 0-599
Each student will be allowed to make up one speech if and only if you contact me before the start of class by phone or email and make arrangements with me. If you do not show up for the assigned presentation time and you do not contact me before the absence you will receive a zero on the speech and reflection paper assignment. This could result in a drop of 2 letter grades for missing one speech.
You will not be allowed to make up coursework. You have 7 full days to complete them by the due dates.
Students who attend all three class meetings, and complete all coursework, meaning you have no zeroes in the grade book, will not have to take the final exam. If you meet these requirements at the end of the semester, your exam will be exempted in the grade book.
You will need to log in to the course 3-4 times weekly to participate in discussion board postings and take weekly exams, and you will be required to attend three mandatory meetings on campus where you will present speeches in front of your classmates.
6/13 Week One assignments due including syllabus quiz
6/20 Week Two assignments due and we meet in class Wednesday, 6/15 6-9pm in PH 213
6/27 Week Three assignments due, Library Assignment available to begin working on
7/4 Week Four assignments due, and Library Assignment due.
7/11 Week Five assignments due and we meet in class Wednesday, 7/6 at 6-9pm in PH213
7/18 Week Six assignments due
7/25 Week Seven assignments and final exam due. We meet in class Wednesday, 7/20 6-9pm in PH213
06/06/22 6:56 AM
06/06/22 7:00 AM