SRJC Course Outlines

7/16/2024 1:52:14 AMSPCH 1A Course Outline as of Summer 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  SPCH 1ATitle:  INTRO TO PUBLIC SPEAKING  
Full Title:  Introduction to Public Speaking
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 Scheduled06 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 the student's ability to  prepare and deliver a public speech.  Improves the student's ability to critically evaluate various forms of communication.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The study of public speaking. Improves the student's ability to prepare and deliver a public speech.  Improves the student's ability to critically evaluate 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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify the elements of a communication situation.
2.  Conduct audience analysis.
3 . Select appropriate subject matter.
4.  Gather and select appropriate materials.
5.  Organize material into effective structural pattern for oral
6.  Choose appropriate verbal and nonverbal messages.
7.  Rehearse the oral presentation of speeches.
8.  Present speech(es) in person to a live audience.
9.  Actively listen to and evaluate oral presentations.
10. Incorporate presentational aids into a speech.
11. Exhitit an understanding of the use of modern presentation technology.
12. Manage nervousness related to public speaking.
13. Recognize persuasive appeals.
14. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic terminology, concepts, and
     theories of communication.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Introduction to Public Speaking as a
     Communication Process
    A. Elements of the commnuication
    B. Managing communication
II.  Types of Public Speaking
    A. Informative
    B. Persuasive
    C. Entertainment
    D. Other (e.g. special occasion).  
III. Speech Preparation Skills
    A. Audience analysis
    B. Research Skills
        1. library and electronic research
        2. evaluation of supporting
    C. Speech Organization
    D. Style.
IV. Presentation Skills  
     A. Practice Skills
    B. Delivery
        1. vocal qualities
        2. body language
    C. Presentational Aids
V. Critical Listening To And Evaluation         
    Of Live, In-Class Student
   A. Evaluation of Source Credibility
   B. Evaluation of Emotional Appeals
   C. Evaluation of Logical Appeals

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I.  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. Narrative speech(es)
   C. Demonstration speech(es)
   D. Informative speech(es)
   E. Philosophical/point of view speech(es)
   F. Impromptu speech(es)
   G. Persuasive speech(es)
   H. Speech to a hostile audience
   I.  Oral critiques
II. Written work:
    Will include:
   A. 2-4 written examinations
    B. 2-5 speech outlines
   May include:
   C. Quizzes
   D. Critiques
   E. Written reports and response papes on selected topics
III.  Other assignments may include:
   A.  Observing presentations of appropriate audio visual material.
   B.  Experiential exercises

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%
Speech outlines, speech evaluations, written reports, response papers, topic papers.
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, presentation critiques.
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 (9th ed.).  Stephen E. Lucas.  McGraw-
Hill:  2007
Between One & Many (5th ed.). Steve Brydon & Michael Scott.  McGraw-Hill:  2008
Public Speaking (8th ed.). Pope Mary Osborn & John W. Osborn.  Pearson/Houghton-Mifflin:  2009
Public Speaking, an Audience Centered Approach (7th ed.)  Steven A. Beebe & Susan J.
Beebe.  Allyn Bacon:  2008
A Concise Public Speaking Handbook (2nd ed.).  Steven A. Beebe and Susan J. Beebe.
Pearson/Houghton-Mifflin:  2009
A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking (2nd ed.).  Dan O'Hair, Hannah Rubenstein, Rob
Stewart & Mary O. Weirmann.  Bedford/St. Martins:  2007
A Speaker's Guidebook:  Text and Reference (4th ed.).  Dan O'Hair, Hannah Rubenstein &
Rob Stewart.  Bedford/St. Martins:  2009

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