Course : Fundamentals of Speech
- Course Number
- SPCH 1133
- Section Number
- Spring 2021
- Fain Fine Arts Center, D202
- Mrs. Kory D. Dorman
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:00 am
After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate and explain the communication process.
- Develop effective presentations based on audience analysis.
- Select appropriate and effective topics for presentations.
- Organize presentations in an effective manner.
- Utilize supporting materials for effective presentations.
- Present solid evidence and arguments to produce effective presentations.
- Select and integrate appropriate visual aides for impact.
- Effectively manage communication apprehension.
Final grades will be based on the following:
A: 806-900 points
B: 805-716 points
C: 715-626 points
D: 625-536 points
F: less than 536 points
Personal Presentation Outline
Informative Presentation Outline
Persuasive Presentation Outline
Special Occasion Presentation Outline
Special Occasion Presentation
More about Grading
- Assignments must be completed on time in the format specified.
- Reading assignments are to be completed by the day they are assigned.
- You must complete all assigned speeches in order to pass the course.
Class participation and attendance
The lecture portion of the class will be conducted online … videos, readings, discussion, etc.
Participation is critical to your success. You are expected to actively participate and keep up with assignments. For discussions posted online, students should write one original comment as well as reply to at least 1 other posting (unless otherwise noted in the instructions for the discussion). Modules will be open from 12:01 AM Thursday to 11:59 PM the following Thursday.
All speeches will be presented in D202 of the Fine Arts Building. Acceptable excuses for being absent from a presentation include: the death of a family member, personal illness, required attendance at an official school function, and verifiable emergency. You must notify me when you are going to miss a presentation, except when an emergency happens on the way to class (notify me ASAP).
If you fail to notify me when you are absent, you may receive a reduced grade for the presentation unless it is a verifiable emergency.
I reserve the right to determine what, exactly, constitutes an excused absence.
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