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COURSE TITLE:Oral Communication
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S): C2 900
DELIVERY MODE: Fifteen traditional only sections offered Fall and Spring semester

An introductory course to help the student develop skills for successful oral-communication: interpersonal communication theories, listening techniques, assertiveness skills, and group decision making skills; also, the verbal and non-verbal factors in the preparation and oral delivery of information to a group. Communication theories are discussed and put into practice in the classroom. Students are expected to present both informative and persuasive speeches.  A minimum of three speeches is required.

Place into ENGL121.



Communication Theory--The student
is expected to:

·have a theoretical understanding of communication;

·understand the relationships among self, message and others; and

·understand the process of effective listening.

Communication Practice--The student
is expected to:

·phrase clear, responsible and appropriate purpose statements;

·develop specific, well-focused thesis statements;

·analyze an audience and situation, and then adapt a message to those needs;

·generate ideas and gather supporting material;

·incorporate material from various appropriate sources, using proper verbal

·use evidence, reasoning and motivational appeals in persuasive speaking;

·prepare and use visual aids that promote clarity and interest;

·organize and outline an effective message;

·use language that is appropriate to enhance understanding and affect the
desired result;

·establish credibility by demonstrating knowledge and analysis of topic;

·use extemporaneous delivery with reasonable fluency, expressiveness and

·cope effectively with the tensions involved in public speaking;

·demonstrate acceptable ethical standards in research and presentation of materials;

·listen to, analyze and critique oral communication.

1.  Communication Perspectives
2.  Perception of Self and Others
3.  Communicating Verbally
4.  Communicating Through Non-Verbal Behaviors
5.  Listening and Responding
6.  Communicating across Culture
7.  Understanding Interpersonal Relationships
8.  Communication Skills in Interpersonal Relationships
9.  Communicating in Groups
10. Problem Solving in Groups
11. Developing and Researching a Speech Topic
12. Organizing Your Speech
13. Adapting Verbally and Visually
14. Overcoming Speech Apprehension by Practicing Delivery
15. Informative Speaking
16. Persuasive Speaking

Verderber, Rudolph, Verderber, Kathleen, and Sellnow, Deanna,
"COMM 2," Wadsworth Cengage Learning, Boston, Ma., 2012

A point system will be used to determine the course grade. Although subject to change, grades will be computed on the following basis:

1. The final grade is based primarily on tests, quizzes, speeches, and the final exam.
2. The final grade is also based on the written homework, and/or any other written papers assigned, participation in class discussions and class exercises, the quality of that participation.
3. The grades will be computed as follows: Tests - 30%
Speeches - 50%
Papers, Homework, & Class work - 20%
Exams and Quizzes - cover the text material and class discussion and handouts.

Homework Assignments/Journals - Written homework assignments/journals with
designated assignments by the instructor are collected at various times during the semester. They are to describe in some depth the students’ experiences with
communication and their insights into the role communication plays in their life.

Group Activities - are a part of the course on a weekly basis. The students are in groups at least once a week discussing course theories. The groups, themselves, become instructional as the students learn to relate and communicate in groups. An evaluated group discussion becomes a part of the group/oral component of the course.

Speeches - At least three oral presentations will be given by students enrolled in the course. Suggested presentations include:

Speech #1--Narrative/self (5-7 minutes)
Speech #2--Informative or Expository (5-7 minutes)
Speech #3--Persuasive (5-7 minutes)

Students will be expected to listen to, analyze, and critique oral communication.

Fall 2013

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