SRJC Course Outlines

4/12/2024 9:00:25 PMBMG 53 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BMG 53Title:  ORAL COMMUN IN ORGS  
Full Title:  Oral Communication in Organizations
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled013 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 Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
Develop speaking skills to effectively and confidently deliver oral presentations in organizational settings. Analyze audiences, research topics, and prepare and deliver presentations.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Develop speaking skills to effectively and confidently communicate ideas through oral presentations in organizational settings.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
Untitled document
Students will:
1. Analyze the basic communication process as developed by Claude Shannon
  and Warren Weaver: the source or sender, the message, the channel, and
  the receiver.
2. Prepare an audience analysis for each presentation which includes
  analyzing and evaluating collected data.
3. Design the purpose statement for specific topic for each presentation.
4. Distinguish between credible and non-credible sources of references;
  create a credibility statement and evaluate its effectiveness within
  the presentation.
5. Select and utilize applicable, appropriate references to research
  specific presentation topics and create a bibliography of references
  for each presentation.
6. Examine types of supplementary material such as statistics,
  illustrations, narratives, quotations, testimonies, and case studies;
  provide examples of appropriate supplementary materials to support
  specific ideas and concepts; select direct information and
  supplementary material for each presentation and evaluate effectiveness
  for inclusion.
7. Analyze the types of organizational sequence used for presentations.
  such as chronological sequence, cause and effect sequence, problem-
  solution sequence, compare and contrast statement and organize the
  main points in a sequence that is logical to the chosen topic for each
8. Create a clear, comprehensive outline of the presentation including
  the introduction, the body, distinguishing between main points,
  subordinate points, supporting materials, and the conclusion for each
9. Create transition words and phrases to be used between the introduction
  the main points in the body of the presentation, and the conclusion,
  in order to make ideas more meaningful and connected.
10. Examine the purpose of the introduction and conclusion of a
   presentation.  Analyze the types of introductions typically used for
   presentations such as a rhetorical question, yes-no question,
   quotation, example, story, illustration, shocking statement,
   startling statistic, personal reference, compliment, or reference to
   the occasion.
11. Analyze the types of conclusions typically used for presentations such
   as a summary of main points, a challenge, or an appeal.
12. Examine non-verbal communication and select effective gestures and
   non-verbal communication techniques to enhance each presentation.
13. Compare the types of visual aids and select the most appropriate and
   effective visual aid and evaluate inclusion for each presentation.
14. Create and deliver informational presentations and persuasive
   presentations including the preparation of the audience analysis, the
   comprehensive outline, and the bibliography.

Topics and Scope
Untitled document
The communication process
   1. A communication model
   2. The communication model applied to oral presentations
Styles of Delivery
   1. Manuscript
   2. Impromptu
   3. Memorized
   4. Extemporaneous
General direction of an oral presentation
   1. Informative
   2. Persuasive
Listening Behaviors
   1. Active listening
   2. Passive listening
   3. Empathic listening
   4. Evaluative
Audience Analysis
   1. Their perception of the speaker
   2. Their perception of the topic
   3. Their needs and motivations
   4. Social groups to which they belong:
             Age, gender, religion, cultural and ethnic origin,
             education, occupation, income, geographic location, social
             organizations, and specific target groups
   5. The occasion
       a. The purpose of the occasion
       b. The physical location of the event
       c. the expectations of the speaker

Untitled document
Prepare and deliver four oral presentations incorporating the desired
outcomes and objectives.
Critique presentations using established standards to achieve desired
Writing assignments will require students to:
     Create audience analyses,
     Create bibliographies, and
     Create comprehensive outlines
Problem solving assignments will include analysis
     of audiences,
     Selecting appropriate topics,
     Researching topics,
     Selecting appropriate organizational pattern,
     Selecting and evaluating the credibility statement,
     Selecting appropriate visual aids, and
     Selecting complementary introduction and conclusion.

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
10 - 20%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Homework problems, Field work, Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 70%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 25%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
Untitled document
Speaking for Success, By Jean Miculka, South-Western Educational
Publishing, 1999.

Print PDF