Oral Communication Syllabus - Fall 2010*

Kathleen Beauchene, Associate Professor
Office: 1214, Lincoln Campus
Phone: 333-7389
Email: kbeauchene@ccri.edu

 

Week of: Class Content: Readings:
9/6
(M) *Labor Day
Course Introduction  
9/13 Student Introduction
The Communication Process
Ch. 1 and 2
9/20 PERSONAL EXPERIENCE SPEECHES (2-3minutes)  5%  
9/27 Impromptu Speeches (on-going)
Audience Analysis
Topic Selection
Purpose/Wording the Thesis
Ch. 5 , 6, and 15
10/4 Organizing and Outlining Strategies
Review Preliminary Outlines
Ch. 9 and 11
10/11
(M) *Columbus Day
Introduction/Conclusions
Preparing Notes
Delivery Techniques
Ch. 10 and 13
10/18
 
INFORMATIVE SPEECHES (5-6 minutes) 10%  
10/25 Visual Aids
Student Visual Aid Presentations
The Demonstration Speech Explained
Ch. 14
11/1
(T) 11-2 *Election Day

DEMONSTRATION SPEECHES (7-8 minutes) 15%

 
11/8
(W) 11-10 Follow
      Thursday schedule

(Th)
11-11*Veterans Day
Research Presentation Explained
Avoiding Plagiarism
Evaluating Websites
Ch. 7 and 8
11/15
 
Evidence and Documentation:
    Using/Selecting Supporting Material
    MLA Documentation System
    Oral Citation
 
11/22
(Th)11/25 *Thanksgiving
RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS (5-6 minutes) 20%  
11/29
 
Persuasive Principles:
    Types of Persuasive Speeches
    Persuasive Speech Strategies
    Methods of Organization
Ch. 16 and 17
12/6 PERSUASIVE SPEECHES (? minutes) 25%  
12/13 Course Wrap-Up (last day of class)  
TBA FINAL EXAM  
*This syllabus, distributed in conjunction with the Course Policies, is tentative and may be changed to meet the needs of the class.
*Indicates a holiday when no classes are held.