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SPCH 140 Public Communication
|ENGL 101 Composition|
SPCH 340 Oral Interpretation
|ENGL 102 Composition and Literature|
COURSE AIMS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR
SPCH 140, PUBLIC COMMUNICATION
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1. To teach the principles of public communication through the use of lectures, discussions, student presentations, readings, and instructor's critiques.
2. To encourage students to become more discriminating listeners.
3. To foster an appreciation for the right of freedom of expression as provided for in the Bill of Rights.
Each student will give one informative speech, one persuasive speech, and participate in one debate.
Reading a speech is not speaking. If you read the majority of your speech (more than half) you will receive a failing grade for that speech.
If your speech does not meet the minimum time requirement (5 minutes and 30 seconds) you will receive a failing grade for that speech.
Your speech must be on notecards. If not, you will not be allowed to speak and will receive a zero for that speech.
Unexcused late speeches (other than illness, accompanied by a signed doctors excuse with a phone number) will be assigned a grade of zero.
Late outlines will not be accepted under any condition. All outlines must
be typed and turned in at the beginning of class
on the day they are due.
If you do not turn in an outline you will not be allowed to speak, thereby losing 100 points.
All speech topics must be cleared through me or you will be given a zero for that speech. You will not be allowed to give a speech on an unapproved topic.
If you do not complete all the work for the course (3 outlines and 3 speeches) you will fail the course.
I expect you to attend each class meeting. Any absence from class is an unexcused absence unless you receive permission from me beforehand or provide acceptable documentation. Missing more than 10% of the scheduled classes will result in the loss of a letter grade for the course and a letter grade for each class missed thereafter.
Though I want you to feel free to express your opinion, disturbances or rudeness to me or your fellow students will not be tolerated and may result in permanent dismissal from the class, suspension from the University for a period of time, or permanent suspension from the University.
Ad hominem (personal attacks) against someones religion, race, or gender will under no condition be tolerated and may result in permanent expulsion from this class or the university.
Do not chew gum while speaking.
Browse a newspaper and bring a news article to each class.
If you are tardy, do not walk in or peek though the door while someone is speaking. Wait until they are finished before entering.
When someone is speaking, you are required to listen.
Be prepared to speak every class.
Take responsibility for your success.
Assignments may be added or dropped at the instructors discretion.
3 speeches worth 100 points each
3 outlines worth 15 points each
10 points for class participation (listening, group work, impromptu exercises, etc.)
|90% - 100% (of total points)||
|70% - 75%|
|86% - 89%||
|65% - 69%|
|80% - 85%||
|60% - 64%|
|76% - 79%||
|0% - 59%|
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