COMM 2613 Public Speaking, Week 1 Notes
COMM 2613 Public Speaking, Week 1 Notes COMM 2613
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Chapter 3 Lecture, 1/21/16 • communication apprehension - fear or anxiety associated with real or anticipated communication • Factors Associated with CA: 1. poor preparation 2. trait anxiety 3. state anxiety 4. self-expectations 5. fear of evaluation 6. fearing that listeners perceive apprehension 7. fear of failure 8. overreacting to the body’s physiological response • envision a perfect performance and you’re more likely to be able to achieve it • to manage CA: - pick topics that you care about - practice makes progress - anticipate the speech situation - learn from the other speakers - remember that nervousness isn’t visible - maintain perspective • Power Pose - hold for two minutes and you come across as more competent and confident 1 PUBLIC SPEAKING COMMUNICATION 2613002 Syllabus – Spring 2016 Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00am – 10:15am Room: BURT 206 If you have any questions about COMM 2613 policies, please first contact your instructor, then the 2613 Course Director, then the Department of Communication Chair, Dr. Michael Kramer in that order. Instructor: Bobbi Van Gilder, M.A. Instructor Email: email@example.com Instructor Office Location: Burton Hall, Room 211 Instructor Office Hours: Mondays (3:00pm 4:00pm); Tuesdays & Thursdays (10:15am11:15am); *Also available by appointment Course Director: Jacqueline S. Bruscella, M.A. Director Office Location: Burton Hall, Room 204 Director Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org I. Required Materials: Hogan, J. M., Hayes Andrews, P., Andrews, J. R., & Williams, G. (2014). Public speaking and civic engagement. Boston: Pearson. Package with MyCommunicationLab access card, ISBN: 1269886118. Some notes about course materials: A. The text purchase includes website access to MyCommunicationLab and MediaShare. These sites are used to supplement course use of D2L (learn.ou.edu). B. To create your MyCommunicationLab account, go to www.mycommunicationlab.com and use course ID vangilder07252. (You can also use this website to purchase an access code, if you do not already have one.) C. Help can be found at: 1. http://www.mycommunicationlab.com/support/studentsupport.html 2. http://help.pearsoncmg.com/epic/mediashare/student/student_help.htm D. MyCommunicationLab hosts the following resources: an electronic version of the text, a topic selector, example speeches, study resources, etc. MediaShare is a resource to access your speech videos from class and to upload practice speeches for peer and instructor feedback. D2L will host course information, the syllabus, grades, etc. II. Course Description A. Students will learn the skills and strategies necessary to prepare and deliver various speeches using different presentational styles (i.e., extemporaneous, impromptu). 2 B. The primary emphases in this course are: 1. Selecting, researching, and supporting speech topics 2. Constructing and organizing speeches 3. Nonverbal and paralinguistic speech delivery skills 4. Critiquing others’ speeches C. Although this is a skillsbased course, students need to understand the theory and concepts integral to public speaking and be able to apply and discuss these components creatively and intelligently; the ultimate goal is for students to gain confidence in communicating in diverse public contexts. III. Course Objectives A. To increase confidence in public speaking ability B. To learn principles of effective public speaking C. To reinforce existing speaking skills and identify areas for improvement D. To demonstrate effective aspects of speech preparation E. To demonstrate effective aspects of speech delivery F. To appropriately apply public speaking skills to a variety of speech contexts IV. Course Policies: A number of course policies have been implemented and are enforced to ensure quality of education and fairness. It is your responsibility as a student to be familiar and comply with each policy. A. Academic Misconduct 1. The guidelines in the University of Oklahoma Student Rights and Responsibilities Code and the Academic Integrity Code are upheld in this course. Students violating university policies will be subject to disciplinary action as described in the undergraduate catalog. Generally, the penalty for misconduct is a grade of “F” (zero points) on the assignment or for the course, depending on the severity of the infraction. 2. According to the Academic Integrity Code, “academic misconduct is any act which improperly affects the evaluation of a student’s academic performance or achievement.” The terms listed below illustrate but do not delimit or define academic misconduct. B. Cheating: the use of unauthorized materials, methods, or information in any academic exercise, including improper collaboration; C. Plagiarism: the representation of the words or ideas of another as one’s own, including: 1. Direct quotation without both attribution and indication that the material is being directly quoted (e.g., quotation marks) 2. Paraphrase without attribution 3. Paraphrase with or without attribution where the wording of the original remains substantially intact and is represented as the author’s own 4. Expression in one’s own words, but without attribution, of ideas, arguments, lines of reasoning, facts, processes, or other products of the intellect where such material is learned from the work of another and is not part of the general fund of common academic knowledge 5. Fabrication: the falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise D. Fraud: the falsification, forgery, or misrepresentation of academic work, including the resubmission of work performed for one class for credit in another class without the informed permission of the second instructor; or the falsification, forgery, or misrepresentation of other 3 academic records or documents, including admissions materials and transcripts; or the communication of false or misleading statements to obtain academic advantage or to avoid academic penalty; E. Destruction, misappropriation, or unauthorized possession of University property or the property of another; F. Bribery or intimidation; G. Assisting others in any act proscribed above or attempting to engage in such acts. V. Email: Your instructor will likely contact you via your OU email account. Therefore, it is important that you check your OU email regularly. If desired, you may forward your OU email to your preferred email account. Visit support.ou.edu for more information. Please allow a 48hour response time for your instructor to reply to your emails (with the exception of weekends). VI. Religious Holidays: It is the policy of the University to excuse absences of students that result from religious observances and to provide without penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and additional required class work that may fall on religious holidays. Students must notify professor in advance of religious holiday observance. VII. Reasonable Accommodation: The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for all students with disabilities. Students with disabilities who require accommodations in this course are requested to speak with the professor as early in the semester as possible. Students with disabilities must be registered with the Disability Resource Center prior to receiving accommodations in this course. The Disability Resource Center is located in Goddard Health Center, Suite 166, phone 405.325.3852 or TDD only 405.325.4173. VIII. The OU Writing Center: The Writing Center provides free 45minute tutorial sessions for students needing help with a writing project. It is best to make an appointment to see a Writing Center consultant at a specific time. However, walkins are accepted if there are openings. To make an appointment, visit the Writing Center’s website or stop by their main office in Wagner Hall, room 280. (Their website also has valuable information for APA help!) IX. Attendance A. Regular attendance is vital to success in public speaking; poor attendance will adversely affect performance and grades. B. Absences due to severe illness, official university functions and dire emergencies will be excused only if a student submits verifiable documentation from an authority to the instructor within one week of the absence. 1. Absences due to work and household problems are not excusable. 2. The following is the Department of Communication’s absenteeism policy: a. Two (2) absences for Tuesday/Thursday 3. Additional absences beyond the allotted amount will result in a 30point reduction per absence from your final grade. 4. If you are absent/tardy for any reason, you are responsible for the material covered and any announcements made. 5. Receiving an excused absence means you will not be penalized for excessive absences; it does NOT mean you are relieved from responsibility or are entitled to turning in the work 4 or making up a missed assignment without penalty. See the Assignments section below for more information about late or missed assignments. X. Assignments A. Exams 1. There will be one midterm exam worth 125 points, which will cover chapters 19 & 13, and one final exam worth 100 points, which will cover chapters 1017, excluding 13. 2. A student may make up an exam only if the student has an extreme emergency that is documented and verifiable, and the student contacts the instructor immediately. B. Speeches and Written Assignments 1. Students will be evaluated on skill in selecting and researching a topic, organizing and delivering five graded speeches, and following course requirements. 2. Students will be evaluated on the criteria of the grading rubric, ability to adapt while presenting the information orally, and adherence to time limits. 3. All written assignments are to be neatly typed; Follow current APA guidelines (e.g., 12 point Times New Roman, double spaced, oneinch margins, etc.). 4. Speech outlines and written assignments are to be submitted electronically to the D2L drop box and to “Turn it In,” the plagiarism detection software. C. Speech Critiques 1. Students must critique an outside speaker; a written paper is required. a. Advance approval of the event by the instructor is required. b. Proof of attendance (e.g., pamphlet, handout, ticket stub) is required. 2. Students must critique their performance on selected electronic versions of speeches; a written summary and evaluation using course concepts is required. D. Research Requirement (must choose option 1 or 2) 1. Option 1: The Department of Communication has research opportunities for students enrolled in COMM 2613. a. TwentyFive (25) points are awarded for a total of one (1) SONA credit for participation in a departmental research project. b. Participation includes activities such as being interviewed and/or completing online surveys. c. It is the responsibility of the student to check the department’s SONA website (https://oucomm.sonasystems.com) regularly for upcoming research projects and to keep track of participation time. Do not wait until the last minute; there is no guarantee that studies will be available at the end of the semester. d. For information on how to create an account and utilize the SONA system, please see the handout provided by your instructor on D2L. 2. Option 2: A student may elect to read two research articles or a book relevant to course content and approved in advance by the instructor and complete a written report summarizing and responding to the findings. A student will earn 12.5 points for each written report, for a maximum of the twentyfive points of the research credit. The course instructor must approve articles and/or books no later than 9:00am, on April 28. Written reports are due by 11:59pm on Friday, May 6. E. Missed Assignments for Excused Absences: You must make arrangements with your instructor within two days of an excused absence in order to earn full credit for missed work, speeches, or exams. However, most assignments will be submitted to D2L electronically, so if an absence is excused, assignments should still be submitted by the due date. 5 F. Late Assignments: For assignments late or missed due to an unexcused absence or other reasons, 20 percentage points will be deducted per day that the assignment is late. Any work that is not made up within five days of the original due date will not be accepted. G. Missed speeches must be made up, and 50% will be deducted from your grade for late speeches. H. Missed quizzes cannot be made up. If a quiz is missed due to an unexcused absence, the student will receive a zero (0) on the quiz. I. Missed exams may be made up within ONE week of the original exam date and 50% will be deducted from your exam grade. XI. Grades A. Grades will be assigned by points using a standard grading system. B. Up to ten (10) points of extra credit are available for attending Josh Lee. C. Additional extra credit is at the discretion of the instructor, but is not to exceed 3% (i.e., 30 points). D. Final grades are not “curved.” E. You are responsible for keeping track of your own grades. F. The point scale is based on 1000 points possible and is as follows: Letter Grade Cumulative Points A 9001000 points B 800899 points C 700799 points D 600699 points F 0599 points Assignments and Point Distribution Assignment Points Possible Points Earned Speech of Introduction (34 minutes; no sources required) 50 points Introduction Speech SelfCritique 20 points Impromptu Speech (23 minutes; no sources required) 25 points Informative Speech (57 minutes; Visual Aid; 5 credible sources 100 points required) Informative Speech Outline & References 25 points Topic Selection Form 10 points Informative SelfCritiques 35 points Group Speech (1520 minutes; Visual Aid; 6 credible sources 100 points required) Group Speech Outline & References 25 points Topic Selection Form 10 points Group Speech SelfCritique 35 points 6 Persuasive Speech (68 minutes; 6 credible sources required) 100 points Persuasive Speech Outline & References 25 points Topic Selection Form 10 points Persuasive Speech SelfCritique 35 points Outside Speaker Critique 50 points Syllabus Quiz 10 points APA Quiz 10 points Audience Analysis Assignment 25 points Participation 50 points Exam One (Ch. 19, 13, and lecture notes) 125 points Exam Two (Ch. 1017, excluding 13, and lecture notes) 100 points Research Requirement (Option 1 or 2) 25 points Excessive Absences (minus 30 pts. Each) Extra Credit (up to 30 points) Total 1000 points
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