Fall 2018 Syllabus 2nd 8 weeks (1)

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COMM 1: COMMUNICATION FUNDAMENTALS
FALL 2018
#60410
TTR 1:00pm-3:45pm
Instructor: Julianna French
Office: BSTIC 210
Office Hours: M 1:30pm-4:30pm & TTR 12:30pm-1pm & 6:45pm-7:15pm
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (949) 451-5329
COURSE OBJECTIVES/STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
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Prepare and present an informative or persuasive presentation.
Construct a key word outline.
Use the Internet to search for, evaluate, and compile research materials.
Apply critical thinking in assessment of public speaking course concepts.
Self-assess individual speech performance.
REQUIRED MATERIALS:
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Textbook: http://www.publicspeakingproject.org/psvirtualtext.html
Package of note cards
Lined paper
Access to the internet & a printer
GRADING:
Participation
SEE-I
Articles
Final Graded Speech
50pts (10%)
50pts (10%)
50pts (10%)
200pts (40%)
Journals
1st Graded Speech
Exam
50pts (10%)
50pts (10%)
50pts (10%)
Total:
500pts
ATTENDANCE:
Attendance is mandatory. According to district policy your instructor may drop a student if he or she misses 6
hours of class before the last day to drop (Nov 27th). I will enforce this policy. You are allowed 1 free absence. For
each absence following (if your instructor does not drop you from the course) 20 points will be deducted from your
participation points as you will not be present to participate. Two tardies equal one absence. In addition to losing 20
points, you may lose additional points for assignments missed on days when you are not present (i.e. journals). If
you are tardy, it is your responsibility to communicate to the instructor AFTER class or else you may be marked
absent for the day. Additionally, THERE WILL BE NO MAKEUPS FOR MISSING A GRADED SPEECH OR
EXAM! If you need to miss a class because of a school activity, it is your responsibility to communicate with the
instructor reasonably prior to the event to discuss any necessary matters. Finally, if you miss a class you are
responsible for all material covered.
ACCOMODATION FOR DISABILITIES
Any students that have a documented disability should contact the DSPS office at 949.451.5630 or visit them in
Room SC-171. After the meeting, please meet with me to discuss the appropriate accommodations so that you may
fully participate in the course. Confidentiality will be maintained. Please note that you are not obligated to disclose
such information.
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ACADEMIC HONESTY:
Students are responsible for understanding and adhering to school policies regarding academic honesty, as specified
in the college catalog and schedule of classes. Cheating in any form or plagiarizing any part(s) of any assignment in
the course will not be tolerated. In addition, a report will be filed with the Dean of Students office for further
possible action (including expulsion). If you are uncertain about what constitutes cheating or plagiarism, consult the
college catalog and schedule of classes for definitions and for information regarding your rights and responsibilities.
FURTHER DETAILS ON GRADING
Participation
Participation is essential to learning in this class. You will be required to come to class, on time, with the necessary
assignments completed prior to class time so that you may effectively participate during in-class assignments and
activities. This is an engagement-oriented labor-intensive, activity based class where you should do more talking
than the instructor. Note, cell phone use is strictly prohibited during class. If your phone is visible during class time
you are not only distracting yourself from being able to fully participate, but also your classmates.
Exam
There will be one exam that will test your knowledge of the material learned in class and through the reading
assignments. The test will be closed book and administered on Tuesday December 18th. There will be NO
MAKEUPS FOR MISSING THE EXAM!
Written Assignments
*All written assignments MUST be (1) double spaced (2) Times New Roman (3) 12pt font (4) 1 inch margins!!
SEE-I's (50pts)
Before each class period with a reading assignment, each student will prepare a written response to a
prompt (found in the schedule of classes earlier in this document) that addresses one of the fundamental
issues of the assigned reading. The SEE-I must be at least one typed page labeled, and comprised of 4
parts:
(S) Statement: On the weekly schedule for this course, a prompt is listed for each reading
assignment. Complete the statement as a full sentence. (1 sentence)
(E) Elaboration: The next few sentences offer reasons that support the answer given in
the statement. Begin this section with the phrase "This is true because…" or “In other
words…” Especially helpful in this step are reasons outlined in the text. (5-7 sentences)
(E) Example: Following the explanation, the paper should provide an example that
supports the statement and explanation. Examples should be vivid and provide enough
detail that the audience can connect and understand. Begin this section with the phrase
“for example…” (5-7 sentences)
(I) Illustration: Finally, in some way, illustrate the principle discussed in the paper. This
may be metaphorical/pictographic/etc. Regardless of the kind of illustration chosen, a
written explanation of how the illustration functions is necessary. Begin this section with
the phrase “This is like...” (1-3 sentences)
A typed and printed SEE-I must be brought to class. If the SEE-I for the day is not completed, the student is
not prepared to participate in the "in-class" work of the day and will be asked to leave until the assignment
has been completed. Each SEE-I MUST include a citation from the textbook. You do not need to worry
about APA/MLA/etc format, however when citing the textbook be sure to bold the citation and include a
page number. You should have a total of 5 SEE-I's. Following each class period, these papers should be
revised and improved upon based upon in-class discussion and each person's reflective post-class thinking.
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Take notes of classmates' suggestions for improving the SEE-I. The final draft of your SEE-I’s will be
submitted for a grade on November 15th. You will submit an electronic copy to TurnItIn on Canvas on this
date. Please note that TurnItIn is a tool that checks for plagiarism and the individuality of your paper. All
SEE-I’s must be the original work of the student. Again, if you are uncertain about what constitutes
cheating or plagiarism, consult the college catalog and schedule of classes for definitions and for
information regarding your rights and responsibilities.
Research Assignments(50pts)
You will be required to complete several research assignments throughout the semester. The first requires a
student to compose a folder comprising of 7 articles which will later form the foundation of a speech. In the
subsequent classes to follow you will be required to submit additional articles for a total of 25 articles. Each
article is worth 2 points. Research articles must directly address the topic of the research file, must be from
a credible source, and must have a publication date no older than 2015. The article must be printed
directly from ProQuest or EBSCO in such a way that the above requirements appear on the hard
copy (i.e. the publication name and date must appear on the article). Articles that fail to conform to these
standards are ineligible for points. Additionally, no "late" articles will be accepted!
Journals(50pts)
You will write self-evaluations on the speeches you give in class. You will give your topic, your speaking
time, and explain what you thought you did well and what you thought you could improve upon (minimum
length of 2 paragraphs/10 sentences). You will also include your classmate’s feedback on your speech on
the back of your reflection. You will staple your notecard to each journal. In addition to your selfevaluations on the speeches you give in this class, you will also type one brief essay (minimum 500 words)
at the end of the semester documenting your development.
Speeches
1st Graded Speech & Final Graded Speech
Deliver a persuasive speech 7 minutes in length and using the organizational model. You will be able to
choose your own topic (must be classroom appropriate). The speech must make ample use of evidence (7
source minimum). Sources that do not comply with class requirements for evidence will not receive credit.
The speech should use sound organizational structure and display excellent delivery techniques.
WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus!
Oct 18
Course Overview/Critical Thinking Review
Due Next Class: Read Ch 1 & 5;
SEE-I #1: "When preparing a speech, the most important reason to analyze my audience is…"
Oct 23
SEE-I Review/Analyzing the Audience
Due Next Class: Read Ch 8 & 9;
SEE-I #2: "Effective organization will make my speech better because…"
Oct 25
Research/Organizational Model
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Research Folders Assigned
Due Next Class: Read Ch 16;
SEE-I #3: “The most important step in preparing a persuasive speech is…"
Oct 30
Persuasive Speaking
Due Next Class: Read Ch 11 & 12
SEE-I #4: "The best way I can reduce my anxiety when presenting a speech in this class is…"
Nov 1
Verbal & Nonverbal Delivery/Overcoming Apprehension
Due Next Class: Research Folder (7 articles) & 7 min speech
SEE-I #5: "The most important thing that I can work on to improve my nonverbal delivery when giving a speech
is…”
Nov 6
Practice Speech 1 & 2
Due Next Class: 7 min speech, 4 more articles
Nov 8
Practice Speech 3 & 4
Due Next Class: 7 min speech
Nov 13
Practice Speech 5 & 6
Due Next Class: 7 min speech; Final Draft SEE-I’s
Nov 15
Practice Speech 7 & 8; All SEE-I’s due
Due Next Class: Practice for First Graded Speech & 7 more articles
Nov 20
1/3 of the class: First Graded Speech
Due Next Class: Practice for First Graded Speech & 7 more articles
NO CLASS NOV 22
Nov 27
1/3 of the class: First Graded Speech
Due Next Class: Practice for First Graded Speech & 7 more articles
Nov 29
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1/3 of the class: First Graded Speech
Due Next Class: Gather impromptu examples
Dec 4
Impromptu Speaking / Imp Practice Speech 11 & 12
Due Next Class: Gather impromptu examples
Dec 6
Imp Practice Speech 13 & 14
Due Next Class: Practice for your final speech!
Dec 11
1/2 Class: Final Speeches & 7 articles due
Dec 13
1/2 Class: Final Speeches & 7 articles due
Dec 18
Final Exam & Overall Journals due
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