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Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Course Details

Course Number
1133
Section Number
1133
Semester
Spring 2016
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
B114
Days & Times

Class Time:  TR 8:00am - 9:20am

Tentative Schedule - Assignments DUE are in BOLD                                     

week 1

tues

Syllabus

 

thurs

Ch1 Speaking in Public
Ch2 Ethics and Public Speaking

week 2

tues

autobiographical

 

thurs

Ch3 Listening                                               

Ch4 Giving Your First Speech

week 3

tues

Ch5 Selecting a Topic and a Purpose

Ch6 Analyzing the Audience

 

thurs

Ch7 Gathering Materials                          

week 4

tues

biographical

 

thurs

biographical

week 5

tues

Ch8 Supporting Your Ideas

QUIZ

 

thurs

Ch9 Organizing the Body of the Speech
Ch10 Beginning and Ending the Speech

week 6

tues

impromptu

 

thurs

impromptu

week 7

tues

Ch11 Outlining the Speech                     

Ch12 Using Language                                      

 

thurs

MIDTERM                                                   

Ch15 Speaking to Inform

week 8

tues

TBD

 

thurs

TBD

week 9

tues

Ch13 Delivery                                             

Ch14 Using Visual Aids

 

thurs

demonstration

week 10

tues

demonstration

 

thurs

EASTER - NO CLASS

week 11

tues

Ch18 Speaking on Special Occasions

 

thurs

informative

week 12

tues

informative

 

thurs

QUIZ                                                           

Ch19 Speaking in Small Groups

week 13

tues

special occasion

 

thurs

special occasion

week 14

tues

Ch16 Speaking to Persuade                    

Ch17 Methods of Persuasion

 

thurs

TBD

week 15

tues

persuasive

 

thurs

persuasive

Finals week    thurs

FINAL EXAM

 

Professor
Eric Koger (view Profile)

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course you should be able to show growth in:

1.     Developing effective presentations

2.     Utilizing materials and visual aids to enrich your presentations

3.     Organizing your approach to effectively communicate

Course Expectations

Course Requirements

                  To succeed in this course you will need to ensure the following requirements are met, daily.

1.     Daily participation in all activities. Foundational information is given and explained in class and then built upon over the semester. Absences will cause many issues as you move forward in this course.

2.     Completion of the assigned projects on the due date. Incomplete assignments will be graded as such and could be grounds for major point loss. Late assignments will not be accepted.

3.     Keep track of your grades using the last page of this syllabus. If I return an assignment on a day you are absent, it is your responsibility to seek out the missing items and grade.

4.     Header information on all assignments must be on the top line of your paper and contain the following: Your first and last name, the date of submission, and the class name and number.

For Instance:

Eric Koger                          August 24th 2016                     SPCH 1133 Fundamentals of Speech

5.     All work MUST be typed, printed, stapled, spell-checked, and grammar checked prior to class beginning. Documents that do not meet these criteria will be assessed for point deductions.

***When printing, make sure that your name is clearly typed on your work. Not hand scrawled.

6.     Check D2L for correspondences and class materials. If I need to cancel class, D2L will be used to inform you of the situation.

Grading Standards

Grading

Makeup policy: Late assignments will NOT be accepted. All assignments will be formally collected during the class period in which they are due. Quizzes missed due to absenteeism cannot be made up. Presentations must also be presented the day they are DUE and cannot be made up.

Withdrawals: It is the responsibility of the student to properly withdraw.

March 30th is the last day to withdraw with a “W.”

Point value/grade distribution: 100-90%=A, 89-80%=B, 79-70%=C, 69-60%=D, 59-0%=F

See Point Breakdown on page 5 of this syllabus.

 

Point Breakdown

 

Fill in your points.

Keep all work that has a point value.

 
   

possible

YOUR

   

points

POINTS

autobiographical

presentation

10

 

 

outline

5

 

 

visual aid

5

 

 

peer review

5

 

biographical

presentation

10

 

 

outline

5

 

 

visual aid

5

 

 

peer review

5

 

QUIZ (week 5)

 

10

 

impromptu

presentation

10

 

 

outline

5

 

 

visual aid

5

 

 

peer review

5

 

MIDTERM (week 7)

10

 

demonstration

presentation

10

 

 

outline

5

 

 

visual aid

5

 

 

peer review

5

 

informative

presentation

10

 

 

outline

5

 

 

visual aid

5

 

 

peer review

5

 

QUIZ (week 12)

 

10

 

special occasion

presentation

10

 

 

outline

5

 

 

visual aid

5

 

 

peer review

5

 

Persuasive

presentation

10

 

 

outline

5

 

 

visual aid

5

 

 

peer review

5

 

FINAL EXAM

 

10

 

 

TOTAL POINTS ----->

215

 

 

Final Exam 05/12/2016 8:00-10:00am
Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

Late assignments will not be accepted. Quizzes missed due to absenteeism cannot be made up. Presentations must also be presented the day they are DUE.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance

You must attend all class periods. You are responsible for any information that you miss due to absenteeism. Attendance is taken at the beginning of class. Tardiness of more than 10 minutes will count as an absence. Three late arrivals = one absence. Each absence reduces your grade by 3.3%. Thus, 3 absences = 1 letter grade reduction. However, 6 or more absences = an “F.”

Unavoidable absence – Jury duty, death in the family, university-sponsored events, etc. You must send notification by email to the instructor explaining the situation prior to missing the class. Be sure to include your name, class period (day/time) and your situation. In addition, other legitimate paperwork should be submitted to ensure an excused absence. Regardless, it is your responsibility to seek out any missed class material.

Late assignments will not be accepted. Quizzes missed due to absenteeism cannot be made up. Presentations must also be presented the day they are DUE.

Withdrawals are the responsibility of the student.

March 30th is the last day to withdraw with a “W.”

Other Policies

Conduct Statement

Classroom behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to benefit from the instruction will result in the instructor’s removing the disruptive student(s) from the class.

 

Academic Dishonesty Statement

Plagiarism is (1) the use of source material of other persons (either published or unpublished, including the Internet) without following the accepted techniques of giving credit or (2) the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given. If a student in the class is caught plagiarizing, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The Student Creed developed and adopted by the MSU Student Government reinforces the discouragement of plagiarism and other unethical behaviors. The first statement of the Creed reads, “As an MSU student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so.” Plagiarism is lying, cheating, and stealing.

 

Student Privacy Statement

Federal law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to parties outside of the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in almost all cases the instructor will not discuss a student’s academic progress or other matters with his/her parents.

 

Disability Support Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the

Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones must be silenced when the class time begins. In addition cell phones need to be put away out of sight and not looked at until the class is over. If at any point your cell phone is NOT put away and silenced, you will be asked to leave for the remainder of the day and you will be counted absent.

 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.