SRJC Course Outlines

6/25/2024 11:18:57 AMSPCH 1A Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

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 Scheduled04 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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Improves student's ability to prepare, organize and deliver a speech and to evaluate critically various forms of communication.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for English 1A.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Improvement of ability to prepare, organize & deliver a speech. Also critical evaluation of various forms of communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for English 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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The students will:
1.  Identify the elements of a communication situation.
2.  Perform preliminary audience analysis.
3.  Selection of 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.  Practice by rehearsal the oral presentation of the speech.
8.  Present the speech to a live audience.
9.  Listen, evaluate and critique oral presentations by other students.
10. Incorporate and use of visual aids into an oral presentation.
11. Overcome communication apprehension.
12. Recognize logical fallicies.
13. Recognize emotional appeals.
14. Recognize the influences of source credibility on message acceptance.
15. Acquire a foundation 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.
        Overcoming 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 research techniques.
     B. Evaluation of evidence.
     C. Use of non-published sources.
     D. Preparation of appropriate visual supporting materials.
5.  Critical listening to and evaluation of oral presentations.
     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 may include any of the following:
     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(es).
     H. Impromptu speech(es).
     I. Special occasion speech(es).
     J. Reports on selected subjects.
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.
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
10 - 20%
Essay exams, Term papers, Speech Outlines, Evaluations
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
55 - 60%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
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, Lucas, 3rd edition
Public Speaking, Osborn, 2nd edition
Between One & Many, Brydon & Scott, 1st edition
Public Speaking In the Age of Diversity, Gamble & Gamble, 1st edition

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