SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 3:59:17 AMSPCH 1A Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  SPCH 1ATitle:  INTRO TO SPCH  
Full Title:  Introduction to Speech
Last Reviewed:3/11/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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The study of public speaking. Improves student's ability to prepare, organize and deliver a speech and to evaluate critically various forms of communication.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for Engl 1A.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
The study of public speaking.  Improves student's ability to prepare, organize and deliver a speech and to evaluate critically various forms of communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for Engl 1A.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Communication and Analytical Thinking
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 A1Oral CommunicationFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 1COral CommunicationFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: COMM 110 Public Speaking SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1.  Identify the elements of a communication situation.
2.  Perform preliminary audience analysis.
3 . Select appropriate subject matter.
4.  Gather and select appropriate materials.
5.  Organize material into appropriate structural pattern for oral
6.  Encode thoughts into appropriate verbal and non-verbal transmissions.
7.  Rehearse the oral presentation of speeches.
8.  Present speech(es) in person to a live audience.
9.  Listen, evaluate and critique oral presentations.
10. Incorporate presentational aids into a speech.
11. Manage communication apprehension.
12. Recognize persuasive appeals.
13. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic terminology, concepts, and
   theories in communication.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to the course.
     A. History, theory, significance and concepts of communication.
     B. Managing communication apprehension.
2.  Initial skill assessment.
3.  Presentational skills.
     A. Audience analysis.
     B. Organizational patterns.
     C. Delivery techniques.
4.  Research, selection, and use of supporting material.
     A. Library and electronic research techniques.
     B. Evaluation of evidence.
     C. Use of non-published sources.
     D. Preparation of appropriate presentational aids.
5.  Critical listening to and evaluation of live, in-class student
     A. Application of logic in the evaluation of argument.
     B. Recognition of motivational and emotional appeals.
     C. Evaluation of source credibility.
6. Synthesis of previously developed skills in oral presentations.

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1.  Oral presentations/speech opportunities. Five speaking assignments
   (as required by the State Chancellor's Office) of graduated
   difficulty, which must include an informative speech and a
   persuasive speech and instructor choice of at least three of the
     A. An "icebreaker" speech.
     B. Expository speech(es).
     C. Narrative speech(es).
     D. Speech to a hostile audience.
     E. Demonstration speech(es).
     F. Persuasive speech(es).
     G. Oral report(s).
     H. Impromptu speech(es).
     I. Special occasion speech(es).
     J. Philosophical/point of view speech(es).
     K. Report(s) on selected subject(s).
2.  Written work:
   A. Written examinations of various types and numbers are given.
   B. Outlines.
   C. Quizzes.
   D. Short selected topic papers.
   E. Graded critiques.
   F. Written homework.
3.  Experiential exercises.
4.  Observing presentations of appropriate audio visual material.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 30%
Term papers, Sp. outlines, evals, written homework, topic paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
45 - 60%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 35%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Essay exams.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Class participation, experiential exercises, attendance.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Art of Public Speaking,Media Enhanced Edition, Lucas, McGraw-Hill,
 7th edition, c. 2001
Between One & Many, Brydon & Scott, McGraw-Hill, 4th ed., c. 2003
Public Speaking, Osborn & Osborn, Houghton-Mifflin, 6th ed., c. 2003
Public Speaking CD-Rom with Jess Alberts, Allen and West, Thinkwell,
 1st ed., c. 2002
Public Speaking, an Audience Centered Approach, Beebe & Beebe,
 Allyn Bacon, c. 2003
The Video Workshop for Public Speaking Student Guide with CD-Rom, Van,
 Allyn Bacon, c. 2003

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