SRJC Course Outlines

4/18/2021 7:31:23 PMCOMM 52B Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 52BTitle:  INTERCOLLEGIATE SPEECH  
Full Title:  Intercollegiate Speech and Debate
Last Reviewed:4/12/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.004 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  SPCH 52B

Catalog Description:
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This course prepares students to participate in intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments. Students will research, write, and practice speeches. Students who repeat the course master communication skills through further instruction and practice. Participation in tournaments is required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of COMM 52A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course prepares students to participate in intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments. Students will research, write, and practice speeches. Students who repeat the course master communication skills through further instruction and practice. Participation in tournaments is required.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of COMM 52A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2012Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: COMM 160B Forensics (Speech & Debate) SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM52A OR COMM52B OR COMM52C OR COMM52D

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. Demonstrate improvement in delivery skills.
2. Demonstrate mastery of speech skills in competitive contexts with effective use of nonverbal communication and management of visible nervousness.
3. Appraise and courteously critique speeches with attention to purpose, structural components, and organizational strategies.
 
 
 

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Students will be able to:
 
1. Research and develop arguments for presentation at events that demonstrate logical thinking,
    effective advocacy, strong evidence, and critical deliberation.
2. Increase speaking effectiveness and confidence by managing communication apprehension.
3. Integrate critiques from coaches, judges, and peers as well as self-critique for the purpose of
    speech and delivery improvements.
4. Foster personal growth as a result of the competitive forensics experience.

Topics and Scope
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I. Speech Patterns
    A. Chronological
    B. Spatial
    C. Problem-solution
    D. Topical
II. Visual Aids
    A. Construction
    B. Presentation
III. Oral Interpretation Programs
    A. Traditional
    B. Weave
IV. Research and Argumentation
V.  Delivery
    A. Appearance
    B. Gestures
    C. Posture
    D. Eye contact
    E. Movement
    F. Paralanguage
VI.  Tournament Participation: Double-Entering at Tournaments
VII. Using constructive criticism for improvement
 
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, evaluate, and analyze academic periodicals and or content for use in a debate
    competition or in the creation of a public address.
2. Prepare an event(s) for competition. This includes platform speeches with outlines, oral
    interpretation of literature programs, and/or debate briefs, and other limited preparation
    event skills.
3. Demonstrate performance skills in a manner commensurate with the level of competition
    students shall be entering.
4. Develop and improve delivery skills.
 
Lab-Related Assignments (may include):
1. Preparation and Practice under the guidance of coaches and with peers in preparation for
    competitive forensics and/or community events (ungraded)
2. Creating and Viewing videotaped performances and/or selected award-winning forensics
    videos and/or community events for the purposes of analyzing and improving individual
    performances. (ungraded)
3. Post-event participation evaluation and self-reflection under the guidance of coaches and peers
    (ungraded).

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%
Competitive Speeches and Speech Outlines, Debate briefs, Oral Interpretation 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%
Class performances, debates, speeches, literary recitations, oral critiques, 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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The Rhetorical Act: Thinking, Speaking and Writing Critically. 5th ed. Campbell, Karlyn and Huxman, Susan and Burkholder, Thomas. Wadsworth. 2014 (classic)
 
Competition, Community, and Educational Growth: Contemporary Perspectives on Competitive Speech and Debate. Copeland, Kristopher and Garrett L. Castleberry. Peter Lang. 2018.

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