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SPCH 1060 - Speech Communication

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Basic skills of effective oral communication through varied speech experiences. Emphasis is on gathering and organizing materials; language, style, delivery, and voice improvement; gaining confidence in working with audiences.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to prepare a topic with a specific goal for analyzed audience.

Objectives:

  1. Choose a topic appropriate for the audience and occasion.
  2. Narrow a topic appropriate for the audience and occasion.

Outcome 2:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to document an arranged, full‐sentenced outline in a plain style, in an ethical manner.

Objectives:

  1. Use appropriate resources to find information, including Internet, library, expert interviews, and personal experience.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking by developing, listening to, analyzing, and synthesizing issues, contentions, arguments, and forms of support on a selected topic.
  3. Select an organizational pattern, thesis, specific purpose, and full sentence outline pattern which follow the conventions of standard written language in punctuation, grammar, and spelling appropriate to the topic, audience, occasion, and context.

Outcome 3:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to produce revisions of a rehearsed presentation.

Objectives:

  1. Provide appropriate ethical and cited supporting material for the message based on the topic, audience, occasion, and context.
  2. Use language and grammar that is appropriate to the topic, audience, occasion, and context.

Outcome 4:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to deliver an extempore presentation to a specific audience using media aids.

Objectives:

  1. Use pronunciation, articulation, and vocal variety in rate, pitch, volume, and intensity to heighten and maintain interest.
  2. Use physical behaviors that support the verbal message.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. UNIT ONE - PHILOSOPHICAL UNDERPINNINGS
    1. Problem: What basic principles must public speakers understand about the speaking/listening process?
    2. Theory Base
      1. Historical Roots of Public Speaking, Logos, Pathos, Ethos as the roots of the Ethical Communication Process
      2. Speaking with Confidence
      3. Critical Listening
    3. Skill Practice Assessment: Videos and Exercises
    4. Performance: Historical Declamation or similar assignment
  2. UNIT TWO - SPEAKER’S TOOL BOX
    1. Problem: What tools and skills must public speakers use?
    2. Theory Base
      1. Audience Analysis
        1. Topic Selection
    3. General Purpose, Specific Purpose, and Central Idea
    4. Preparation Outline, Speaking Outline
      1. Forms of Support: Rational and Dramatic
        1. Delivery: Use of voice‐breathing, phonation, articulation, pronunciation
        2. Use of Verbal: language, specificity, accuracy, vividness, appropriateness
        3. Use of Nonverbal: gestures, movement, facial expressions
        4. Media Aids: auditory and visual
    5. Skill Practice Assessment: Videos and Exercises
    6. Performance: Delivery Skills, Oral Skills, Narration Speech Emphasized
  3. UNIT THREE - INFORMATIVE SPEAKING
    1. Problem(s): How does a public speaker prepare a speech to instruct using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence (Based on John Dewey’s Principles of thinking)?
      How does a public speaker prepare a speech to explain to an audience about a policy problem that needs changing using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence?
    2. Theory Base
      1. Audience Analysis
      2. General Principles of Learning
      3. Topic Selection
      4. General Purpose, Specific Purpose, and Central Idea
      5. Research Skills
        1. Computer
        2. Books
        3. Journals
      6. Documentation (Modern Language Association - MLA)
      7. Preparation Outline, Speaking Outline
      8. Forms of Support both logical and dramatic
        1. Definitions
        2. Illustrations
        3. Jokes
        4. Stories
        5. Facts
        6. Figures and statistics
      9. Connectives ‐ Transitions and Signposts
      10. Language and Grammar appropriate for the audience, occasion, and context
      11. Delivery Review
    3. Skill Practice Assessment: Videos and Exercises
    4. Performance: One‐Point Speech - Information Speech - Issue Speech - Instructional Information Speech
  4. UNIT FOUR - PERSUASIVE SPEAKING
    1. Problem: How does a public speaker prepare a speech to persuade an audience to accept a new policy solution for a problem that needs changing using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence?
    2. Theory Base
      1. Audience Analysis
      2. General Principles of Persuasion
      3. Logical Reasoning and Argument
      4. General Purpose, Specific Purpose, and Central Idea
      5. Research Skills Review
      6. Documentation Review
      7. Preparation Outline, Speaking Outline
      8. Significance, Inherency, Criteria Checklist, Plan and Planks
      9. Advantage, Solvency
      10. Forms of Support
      11. Connectives ‐ Transitions and Signposts
    3. Skill Practice Assessment: Videos, Impromptu Speeches and Exercises
    4. Performance: Persuasion Speech or Campaign Speech

Primary Faculty
McKenney, Janet
Secondary Faculty
Fox, Janice
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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