SRJC Course Outlines

10/26/2020 9:52:53 AMCOMM 51A Course Outline as of Spring 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 51ATitle:  EXPERIENCE IN SPEAKING  
Full Title:  Practical Experience in Public Speaking 1
Last Reviewed:1/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

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: 
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Catalog Description:
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This course prepares students for advocacy and leadership in public settings.  Activities may include producing podcasts, delivering business trainings, conducting debates on current events, and learning to address varied audiences within the community. The course examines how speaking in public cultivates leadership skills and assists participants in developing their unique voice.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course prepares students for advocacy and leadership in public settings.  Activities may include producing podcasts, delivering business trainings, conducting debates on current events, and learning to address varied audiences within the community. The course examines how speaking in public cultivates leadership skills and assists participants in developing their unique voice.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2020Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Deliver a speech to a public audience.
2. Explain how public oration is a form of advocacy and leadership.
3. Identify and develop leadership speaking skills.
 

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Students will be able to:
 
1. Research, outline, write, select the venue for, and deliver a speech to a public audience.
2. Perform a literature program or oral interpretation event, research, prepare and deliver a
    work of literary merit or original oratory for a public audience. OR
3. Develop mediated oratorical content, such as a podcast, research, outline, write and
    create the content for an online audience. OR
4. Engage in a debate, research, analyze, coordinate with colleagues and participate in a
    debate in a competitive or public forum.

Topics and Scope
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I.   The History of Public Oratory
II.  The Purpose of Advocacy
III. The Application of Theory and Principles of Communication to Public Oratory
IV. Oratorical Contexts
    A. Business
    B. Political
    C. Civic Engagement
    D. Mediated
    E. Crisis
V.   Legal Rights and Responsibilities of the Public Speaker
VI.  Famous Orators
VII. Traditional Forms of Rhetoric
    A. Judicial
    B. Deliberative
    C. Epideictic
VIII. Oral Interpretation and The Stage including Readers' Theater
    A. Theatre as Argument
    B. Plays and Perspective
    C. Catharsis
    D. Community
IX.  Performative Speeches (overview of forensics speeches, such as platform, limited
       preparation, and oral interpretation)
X.   Conference Presentations and Workplace Trainings
XI.  Analyzing and Presenting Public Debates
XII. Speech Adaptation to Different Audiences and Venues
    A. Political venues from rallies to city council
    B. Business Training
    C. Social and issue advocacy
    D. Service organizations
    E. Online audiences and podcasts
    F. Speaking to entertain
XIII.   Advanced Speech Construction and Delivery (including information competency as it
          pertains to the research, analysis and writing for at least one event)
XIV.  Developing an Authentic and Unique Public Speaking Style
XV.   Confidence and Leadership Traits including Ethics and Etiquette for Event Participation
XVI.  The Public Speaker as Leader
XVII. Speaking to Inspire
 
All portions of the course are covered in both lecture and lab.

Assignments:
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Assignments may include (depending on events):
 
Lecture-Related Assignments:
 
1. Research, organize, brief and deliver a debate.
2. Research, prepare and deliver a literary presentation.
3. Research, organize, write and deliver a workplace training or conference presentation.
4. Research, organize, write and create a podcast.
5. Research, organize, write and deliver an advocacy speech.
6. Research, analyze and critique a specific leader's rhetorical style.
 
 
Lab-Related Assignments (may include):
 
1. Participation in local public speaking opportunities in the community.
2. Creating and disseminating online speeches and debates through podcasts.
3. Assisting local high school speech and debate teams.
4. Facilitating and delivering speeches for SRJC Speech Night.
5. Conducting virtual or face-to-face public debates regarding current events.
6. Participation in forensic events as a competitor, facilitator, or judge.
7. Practice, deliver, and critique a speech on a significant contemporary issue.
8. Practice, deliver, and critique a speech on a literary program.

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
5 - 10%
Speech manuscripts, debate briefs; literary presentations and/or literary programs
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
75 - 80%
Public performances, class performances, debates, speeches, literary recitations, oral critiques, podcasts and research
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Cicero on Oratory and Orators. Watson, J.S  Ed.  Oxford University Press. 2015 (classic)
 
Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking. Jamieson, Kathleen Hall. Oxford University Press. 1988  (classic)
 
Leadership: Theory and Practice. 8th ed. Northouse, Peter G. Sage Publications, Inc. 2018
 
Lessons from the Podium: Public Speaking as a Leadership Art. Cohen, Steven D. University Readers, Inc. 1988 (classic)
 
Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers. Humes, James C. Three Rivers Press. 2002 (classic)
 
Touch Points. Conant, Douglas and Norgaard, Mette. Jossey-Bass. 2011 (classic)

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