SHAW UNIVERSITYDepartment of HumanitiesPUBLIC SPEAKING: COM 210
Professor: Dr. Desire BALOUBIE-mail addresses: email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice Phones: (919) 546-8307 (Ed Building 06) & (919) 546-8254 Office Hours
Required Textbook:Beebe, Steve A. and Susan J. Beebe. Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach, 5th ed.
This course is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of public speaking. It provides you with a good opportunity to develop and/or improve upon your communication skills. COM 210 focuses on several processes: choosing a topic, gathering information, getting started, and giving oral presentations in class.
1. Be able to select and limit speech topics in such a way that they suit your purpose and satisfy the needs of your audience2. Be able to effectively analyze your audience before, during, and after any speech you give3. Be able to generate, organize, and support ideas for various types of speeches4. Understand the essential components of a logical argument5. Be able to understand and practice interactive listening6. Be able to choose and use visual aids effectively7. Be able to overcome anxiety related to public speaking
Please note that all of the above objectives should be achieved in an ethical manner.
Standard 5: Teachers understand the range, impact, and influence of technology, print and non-print media in constructing meaning.
Standard 8: Teachers encourage students to respond to different media and communications technologies.
Standard 9: Teachers use assessment as an integral part of instruction and learning.
Standard 10: Teachers use instruction that promotes understanding of varied uses and purposes for language.
To enhance the learning atmosphere of the classroom, students are expected to dress and behave in a fashion conducive to learning in the classroom. More specifically, students will refrain from disruptive classroom behavior, that is, talking to classmates, disrespectful responses to teacher instructions; swearing; wearing clothes that impede academic learning such as but not limited to wearing body-revealing clothing and excessively baggy pants; hats/caps; and/or headdress. Students will turn off telephones prior to entering the classroom. Students who exhibit the behaviors described above, or similar behaviors, will be immediately dismissed from class at the third documented offense. The student will be readmitted to class only following a decision by the department chair. The student may appeal the decision of the department chair to the Dean of the College offering the course, and, subsequently, to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and then to the President of Shaw University. The decision of the President will be final. Failure to follow the procedures herein outlined will result in termination of the appeal, and revert to the decision of the department chair.
Each behavior construed by the teacher/professor as non-contributive to learning will be recorded, properly documented, and appropriately reported to the student and to the chair of the academic department offering the course. The report will be in written form with a copy provided to both the student and the department chair. The faculty member should retain a copy for his/her own records.
Additional student behavior codes may be found in Student Affairs.
Main Topics and Chapters to cover (Each student MUST sign up for a chapter to present orally in class. Teacher will explain Individual/group video project in class.).
See additional chapters under class schedule.