COMM 1050 Introduction to Speech

COMM 1050
Introduction to Speech
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This is a Concurrent Enrollment Course, offering both high school credit through ______________ High
School and college credit through Utah Valley University. Credit from this course is transferable to all
colleges and universities. Contact the receiving institution for how the credits will be applied.
Surveys the questions, methods, and current status of knowledge in the discipline of speech communication.
Explores communication theory and practice across a variety of contexts and forms, including verbal, nonverbal, interpersonal, group, organizational, and communication.
This class is available to all high school juniors and seniors in good academic standing. High school
prerequisites apply. There are no college prerequisites for this course.
Text and Instructional Materials
English Grammar 101 Online -- Login and Password Required
Guide to Writing (Allen and Bacon)
Business Communication at Work, Satterwhite, (Glencoe-McGraw Hill)
Human Communication in Society, 2nd Edition. (Alberts, Nakayama & Martin)
Objectives | Topics to be Covered
Identify the communication process and practice effective nonverbal communication skills.
Communicate using correct usage and mechanics.
Develop and practice effective oral communication skills.
Develop a list of new vocabulary words, confusing homonyms, and technical and business terms.
Compose and produce a variety of effective business letters, and e-mails in each of the following areas:
everyday/routine persuasive, and bad news.
Develop and practice proficient listening skills.
Apply basic social communications skills in personal and professional situations by demonstrating
competence, ethics, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
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Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communications.
Pass the grammar, punctuation, and spelling quizzes and complete homework, computer software
practice and quizzes to improve English skills.
Develop and practice effective oral communication skills.
Improve and demonstrate effective informational reading strategies.
Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communications.
Develop organizational communication skills through the development of leadership, personal ethics,
and customer-business relationships.
Understand the basic theoretical concepts designed to improve your interpersonal and organizational
communication competence.
Use conventions associated with writing and speaking and gain an awareness of audience and purpose.
Understand the intent and impact of performed, spoken, written, and visual texts.
Provide an introduction to the various ways human beings communicate with one another and apply
these concepts and practice these skills.
Research, write and revise a college-level research paper using proper documentation and following a
standard APA research paper format.
Use oral communication skills effectively in personal expression and give a business presentation to the
class using an effective electronic slide show to supplement the oral presentation.
Complete an employment portfolio with a professional-looking resume, letter of application, and followup letters as well as participate in mock employment interviews. Demonstrate job-seeking skills.
Pass State Competency Exams at 80% accuracy and receive state certification in Business Communications I and
Business Communications II.
Department Policies
Attendance and Participation
Regular attendance and participation is an absolute for the successful completion of this course.
Grading Scale
A = 100-93
B - = 82-80
D+ = 69-67
A - = 92-90
C+ = 79-77
D = 66-63
B+ = 89-87
C = 76-73
D - = 62-60
B = 86-83
C - = 72-70
F = 59-0
Grades and Credit
You will receive the same grade for your high school course as you receive for your college course. Your
grade for this class will become part of your permanent college transcript and will affect your GPA. A low
grade in this course can affect college acceptance and scholarship eligibility.
University Policies
Academic Integrity
Utah Valley University expects all students to maintain integrity and high standards of individual honesty in
academic work, to obey the law, and to show respect for others. Students of this class are expected to
support an environment of academic integrity, have the right to such an environment, and should avoid all
aspects of academic dishonesty. Examples of academic dishonesty include plagiarizing, faking of data,
sharing information during an exam, discussing an exam with another student who has not taken the exam,
consulting reference material during an exam, submitting a written assignment which was authored by
someone other than you, and/or cheating in any form. Violators of this policy will be subject to disciplinary
action. Cheating will not be tolerated. It will result in a FAILING grade for the course.
In keeping with UVU policy, evidence of academic dishonesty may result in a failing grade in the course and
disciplinary review by the college. Additional information on this topic is published in the student handbook
and is available on the UVU website.
Students with Disabilities
If you have any disability, which may impair your ability to successfully, complete this course, please contact
the Accessibility Services office, 863-8747, BU 146. Academic accommodations are granted for all students
who have qualified documented disabilities. All services are coordinated with the Accessibility Services
Dropping the Class
_________ is the last day to drop the course without it showing on your transcript.
_________ is the last day to withdraw from the class.
If you drop the high school class, you must also withdraw from the UVU class to avoid receiving an E or UW
(unofficial withdrawal).
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