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1216-110 Essentials of Speaking and Listening (3 credits) Course SyllabusDescription:
Prepared by SMSU professors
Adapted by Sue Wilson for Fall 2016
This course teaches the use of verbal and nonverbal communication to organize and deliver effective oral presentations. Additional emphasis is placed on identifying and overcoming listening barriers.
Text and Supplies:
A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking by O’Hair, Rubenstein and Stewart; Bedford/St. Martin’s (latest edition). Available online.
SMSU Communications 110 Handbook. Additional access available online.
Required Supplies: Speech Critique Sheets
Recommended: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
You must be prepared to speak the first day of speeches. This means you must be prepared to speak whenever your name is called. Failure to deliver the 4 required presentations will mean failure of the course. You cannot make up a missed presentation unless extenuating circumstances occur.
Outlines and Works Cited:
This class will be taught from a perspective that providing feedback and constructive criticism to fellow classmates is as important as the required performance activities themselves. Since participation in these activities is dependent upon regular attendance, this will not only be expected, but MANDATORY. Attendance will be taken at every class meeting. Missing more than one week’s equivalent of class will result in the lowering of the final grade for the course by at least one full letter grade (Grand Meadow: 5 Days).
Students will be expected to abide by the SMSU Academic Honesty Policy. Plagiarism is not tolerated and will result in the failure of this class.
Students are expected to shut off, disable or terminate the function of all cell phones, PDA’s and/or other technological tools. Repeated disruptions may lead to permanent dismissal from the class.
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