Author:
Kathie Peterson
Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Arts
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Communications
  • Oer Publishing
  • Open Text Rural Arizona
  • Open Textbooks for Rural AZ
  • Speech
  • arts-humanities
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
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    Communication 131: Fundamentals of Speech Communication

    Communication 131: Fundamentals of Speech Communication

    Overview

    Course Description

    Study of the essential elements of oral communication, with major emphasis on  public speaking. Includes use of multimedia technologies for presentations.

    Course Content

    1. Communication Discipline
    2. Basic Rhetoric
    3. Speech Structure
    4. Content Development
    5. Speech Preparation
    6. Speech Anxiety
    7. Delivery Techniques and Styles
    8. Listening
    9. Multicultural Communication
    10. Speech Analysis
    11. Communication Ethics
    12. Audience Analysis
    13. Public Speaking in Group Environments
    14. Individual Research Project

     

    Communication 131: Fundamentals of Speech Communication

    Material Description

    Study of the essential elements of oral communication, with major emphasis on  public speaking. Includes use of multimedia technologies for presentations.

    Course Content

    1. Communication Discipline
    2. Basic Rhetoric
    3. Speech Structure
    4. Content Development
    5. Speech Preparation
    6. Speech Anxiety
    7. Delivery Techniques and Styles
    8. Listening
    9. Multicultural Communication
    10. Speech Analysis
    11. Communication Ethics
    12. Audience Analysis
    13. Public Speaking in Group Environments
    14. Individual Research Project

    Learning Outcomes

    • Use listening skills and oral presentations as modes of discovery, reflection, understanding and sustained disciplined reasoning. 
    • Generate organized, logical communication appropriate to the needs of a specific communication environment. 
    • Use precise writing, speaking and listening for a variety of audiences and purposes. 
    • Identify both the conscious and unconscious use of written, verbal, and nonverbal communication.  
    • Identify and interpret discourse in specific communication environments. 
    • Express awareness of multiple meanings and perspectives of communication. 
    • Analyze audience and topic choice for various speaking situations. 
    • Write full-sentence and speaking outlines. 
    • Identify and manage the causes of speech anxiety. 
    • Analyze speeches for the use of stylistic and rhetorical devices, and implement the use of such devices in speeches. 
    • Implement strategies for delivery of messages to a variety of audiences, using a variety of visual aids (including multimedia technologies). 

    Course Communication Expectations:

    • Students can expect grades to be posted within 7-10 days after the assignment closed.
    • Students are expected to check their YC email & Canvas Announcements regularly.
    • Students who experience issues with Canvas should outreach to TEL or ITS.
    • Students are to be respectful to classmates & instructor.

    Course Technology

    • Students will be viewing a variety of TedTalks and other videos to supplement their course experience.
    • Students should familiarize themselves with the Canvas shell.

    Textbook & Course Materials

    OER Text 

    Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking is adapted from a work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2011 by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution.

    Recommended Texts & Other Readings

    • Additional resources will be made available in each weekly module if necessary.

     

    Course download: Common Cartridge

    This Common Cartridge will work to copy the course into most LMS platforms.