Southern State Community College Curriculum Committee – October 2013 COMM 1115 – Fundamentals of Effective Speech Page 1 of 4 OTM: 14986 TAG: OCM004 I. COURSE TITLE: Fundamentals of Effective Speech COURSE NUMBER: 1115 CATALOG PREFIX: COMM II. PREREQUISTE(S): None III. CREDIT HOURS: 3 LABORATORY HOURS: 0 LECTURE HOURS: 3 OBSERVATION HOURS: 0 IV. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course encompasses the composition and presentation of speeches. The objective is to help individuals speak effectively to other individuals or groups. The focus will be the study of organization, development, delivery, and purpose of various types of speeches. V. ADOPTED TEXT(S): The Art of Public Speaking, 11th Edition. Lucas, Stephan E. McGraw-Hill, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-07-340673-2 VI. COURSE/LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary disciplines involved in the process of public speaking. 2. Strategically organize material for the purpose of oral presentation through note cards, scoring, outlines, and researched manuscript. 3. Differentiate among delivery styles, including impromptu, extemporaneous, manuscript, and memorized. 4. Recognize methods of reducing speech anxiety. 5. Utilize voice and body effectively in oral presentation. 6. Successfully deliver various types of oral presentations including readings, impromptu speeches, the self-introduction speech, the informative or demonstration speech, the special occasion speech, and the speech to persuade. 7. Work effectively as a team member in group debate. 8. Gain experience and confidence in delivering oral presentations. 9. Constructively evaluate speech content and delivery. 10. Analyze an audience and adjust presentations accordingly. 11. Demonstrate active listening and critical thinking skills. SPTH 1115 – Fundamentals of Effective Speech Page 2 of 4 VII. GRADING: Grading will follow policy in the SSCC Catalog: A = 90-100 Excellent B = 80-89 Good C = 70-79 Average D = 60-69 Poor F = 0-59 Failing VIII. COURSE METHODOLOGY: A combination of lecture, discussion, video, group activities, written assignments, and oral presentation will be utilized. IX. COURSE CONTENT/OUTLINE: Speech Anxiety: Anatomy, control, exercises Delivery: Audience centeredness, professionalism, rehearsal Voice: Quality, pitch, rate, pauses, volume, diction Body: Gestures, facial expressions, posture Types of Speeches: Impromptu, reading, informative, special occasion, group, and persuasive Strategic Organization: Introduction, body, conclusion Organizing Materials: Note cards, scoring, outlines, manuscript, research, visual aids Language: Concrete, abstract, imagery SAMPLE COURSE SCHEDULE: WEEK 1 Course Introduction, Chapter 1: Speaking in Public, Chapter 2: Ethics, Speech Anxiety, IMPROMPTU SPEECHES (10 points) WEEK 2 Chapter 3: Listening, Chapter 13: Visual Aids, the Self Introduction Speech, Sample Videos, Note Cards WEEK 3 SELF INTRODUCTION SPEECH (50 points), WEEK 4 Video of Presentations, SELF EVALUATION (10 points) Chapter 12: Delivery (Voice and Body), Scoring Text for Delivery WEEK 5 READING (50 points), Chapter 4: Selecting a Topic, Brainstorming Activities, Chapter 5: Analyzing an Audience SPTH 1115 – Fundamentals of Effective Speech Page 3 of 4 WEEK 6 Chapter 14: Speaking to Inform, Sample Videos, Chapter 7: Supporting Your Ideas, Chapter 8: Organizing the Body of the Speech, TOPIC/PURPOSE FOR INFORMATIVE DUE (10 points) WEEK 7 Audience Surveys, Chapter 9: Beginning and Ending the Speech, Chapter 10: Outlining the Speech, Chapter 11: Language WEEK 8 MIDTERM: INFORMATIVE/DEMONSTRATION SPEECH (100 points), PEER EVALUATION (10 points) WEEK 9 Chapter 17: Speaking on Special Occasions, Chapter 18: Speaking in Small Groups WEEK 10 SPECIAL OCCASION SPEECH (50 points), Chapter 15: Speaking To Persuade, Video of Sample Persuasive Speeches WEEK 11 Chapter 16: Methods of Persuasion, Choosing Topic for Group Debate, Chapter 6: Gathering Materials, Research WEEK 12 TOPIC/PURPOSE FOR PERSUASIVE DUE (10 points), Preparation for Group Debate WEEK 13 Audience Surveys, Preparation for Group Debate, GROUP DEBATE (50 points) WEEK 14 Writing the Manuscript, MLA Format, Turnitin.com WEEK 15 Begin PERSUASIVE SPEECH FINAL (100 points – 20% of Grade) FINAL PERSUASIVE SPEECH FINAL (CONTINUED) X. OTHER REQUIRED BOOKS, SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS: None. XI. EVALUATION: Attendance: 50 points (-10 absence, -2 tardy or leave early) Attendance is required for this class. It is also important that you are on time. If you are absent, you must have written documentation in order to make up any work. Make-up work is due the day you return to class. Late work will not be accepted. If you anticipate an absence, it is your responsibility to turn in the assignment on time or before it is due (email, faculty mailbox, etc.) Faculty may recommend that the SPTH 1115 – Fundamentals of Effective Speech Page 4 of 4 College withdraw students who have missed more than 20% of the total scheduled classes of a course (WI). Participation: 50 points This grade encompasses your conduct, attitude, teamwork, self-discipline, ability to follow directions, contribution to class, etc. Always be on task and in the moment. NO CELL PHONES. NO LAPTOPS (except when used to present visual aids). XII. Assignments: 50 points Self-Introduction Speech: 50 points Reading: 50 points Special Occasion Speech: 50 points Group Speech: 50 points Informative/Demonstration Speech (Midterm): 100 points Persuasive Speech (Final) 20% of Grade: 100 points TOTAL POINTS: 550 SPECIFIC MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS: Time management, team player, self-discipline XIII. OTHER INFORMATION: FERPA: Work submitted in this class may be seen by others. Others may see your work when being distributed, during group project work, or if it is chosen for demonstration purposes. Students also need to know that there is a strong possibility that your work may be submitted to other entities for the purpose of plagiarism checks. DISABILITIES: Students with disabilities may contact the Disabilities Service Office, Central Campus, at 800-628-7722 or 937-393-3431.