Course Outline: College of Alameda

COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA COURSE OUTLINE

COLLEGE: STATE APPROVAL DATE: 09/27/2010
ORIGINATOR: Jennifer Fowler STATE CONTROL NUMBER: CCC000361540
BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVAL DATE: 05/09/2014
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE APPROVAL DATE: 04/22/2014
CURRENT EFFECTIVE DATE:
 
DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:

1. REQUESTED CREDIT CLASSIFICATION:
  Credit - Degree Applicable
Course is not a basic skills course.
Program Applicable
2. DEPT/COURSE NO: 3. COURSE TITLE:
  COMM 045   Public Speaking
4. COURSE: COA Course Changes only in Non-Catalog Info   TOP NO. 1506.00
5. UNITS: 3.000   HRS/WK LEC: 3.00 Total: 52.50
  HRS/WK LAB:

6. NO. OF TIMES OFFERED AS SELETED TOPIC:       AVERAGE ENROLLMENT:
7. JUSTIFICATION FOR COURSE:
  Meets general education breadth requirements for AA degree and is transferable to UC and CSU.
8. COURSE/CATALOG DESCRIPTION
  Principles of public speaking; oral presentations based on political and social issues: critical thinking, organization and research.
9. OTHER CATALOG INFORMATION
 
  1. Modular: No     If yes, how many modules:
  2. Open entry/open exit: No
  3. Grading Policy: Both Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
  4. Eligible for credit by Exam: No
  5. Repeatable according to state guidelines: No
  6. Required for degree/certificate (specify):
    Existing
  7. Meets GE/Transfer requirements (specify):
  8. C-ID Number: 110 Expiration Date:

  9. Are there prerequisites/corequisites/recommended preparation for this course? No
    Date of last prereq/coreq validation: 04/04/2014
10. LIST STUDENT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES (EXIT SKILLS): (Objectives must define the exit skills required of students and include criteria identified in Items 12, 14, and 15 - critical thinking, essay writing, problem solving, written/verbal communications, computational skills, working with others, workplace needs, SCANS competencies, all aspects of the industry, etc.)(See SCANS/All Aspects of Industry Worksheet.)

Students will be able to:
  1. Consider the basic principles public speaking.
  2. Compose different types of speeches, including informative and persuasive speeches.
  3. Use elements of effective public speaking to organize, research, and present messages to diverse audiences.
  4. Demonstrate effective listening skills.
  5. Formulate critical thinking and reasoning skills.
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of their own communication and ethical responsibilities.
11A. COURSE CONTENT: List major topics to be covered. This section must be more than listing chapter headings from a textbook. Outline the course content, including essential topics, major subdivisions, and supporting details. It should include enough information so that a faculty member from any institution will have a clear understanding of the material taught in the course and the approximate length of time devoted to each. There should be congruence among the catalog description, lecture and/or lab content, student performance objectives, and the student learning outcomes. List percent of time spent on each topic; ensure percentages total 100%.

LECTURE CONTENT:

Basic Principles of Public Speaking: 20%

  • Selecting a Topic and Purpose
  • Audience Analysis

Types of Speeches: 20%

  • Informative
  • Persuasive

Elements of Effective Public Speaking: 20%

  • Organization
  • Research
  • Presentation Skills

Listening Skills: 20%

  • Listening and Critical Thinking
  • Causes of Poor Listening
  • How to Improve Listening

Critical Thinking and Reasoning Skills: 20%

  • Critical Analysis of Discourse
  • Ethical Responsibilities
11B. LAB CONTENT:
N/A
12. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION (List methods used to present course content.)
  1. Mediated Learning
  2. Projects
  3. Other (Specify)
  4. Activity
  5. Lecture

  6. Other Methods:
    Group and individual activities and projects: to hone critical thinking, organizing speeches, research ideas, and provide listening skill practice; Instructor-led lecture: to introduce basic principles and elements of effective public speaking; Multimedia content: videos to illustrate core concepts in practice and provide opportunities to critically analyze public discourse.
13. ASSIGNMENTS: 0.00 hours/week (List all assignments, including library assignments. Requires two (2) hours of independent work outside of class for each unit/weekly lecture hour. Outside assignments are not required for lab-only courses, although they can be given.)

Out-of-class Assignments:
1. Introduction of classmate speech; 2. Famous person speech; 3. Speech to inform; 4. Speech to persuade; 5. Weekly chapter assignments; 6. Written speech outlines.


ASSIGNMENTS ARE: (See definition of college level):
Primarily College Level
14. STUDENT ASSESSMENT: (Grades are based on):
ESSAY (Includes "blue book" exams and any written assignment of sufficient length and complexity to require students to select and organize ideas, to explain and support the ideas, and to demonstrate critical thinking skills.)
NON-COMPUTATIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING (Critical thinking should be demonstrated by solving unfamiliar problems via various strategies.)
SKILL DEMONSTRATION
OTHER (Describe):
• Evaluate Oral presentations • Evaluation of written assignments: essays, research paper, and mid-term & final exams and/or in-class quizzes for understanding of course material. • Evaluation of all work for coherence and evidence of critical thinking and analysis, individual effort, and accurate documentation of ideas. • Evaluation of ability to demonstrate the use of skills taught in multiple modes throughout the term.
15. TEXTS, READINGS, AND MATERIALS
  A. Textbooks:
 
  • Devito, J.A. 2015. The Essential Elements of Public Speaking 5. Pearson
  • Hamilton, C. 2015. Essentials of Public Speaking 6. Cengage
  • Lucas, S. 2012. The Art of Public Speaking 11. McGraw Hill
 

*Date is required: Transfer institutions require current publication date(s) within 5 years of outline addition/update.

  B. Additional Resources:
 
  • Library/LRC Materials and Services:

    The instructor, in consultation with a librarian, has reviewed the materials and services of the College Library/LRC in the subject areas related to the proposed new course
  • Are print materials adequate?     Yes
  • Are nonprint materials adequate?     No
  • Are electronic/online resources available?     Yes
  • Are services adequate?     Yes
  • Specific materials and/or services needed have been identified and discussed. Librarian comments:
    The library has been developing resources for speech classes for several years and include pring (Hot Topic/Opposing Viewpoints Series, Vital Speeches of the Day, various subject specific materials like great African American and/or Gay speeches) as well as online research (include electronic access to these). Librarians prepare Information competency workshops in collaboration with speech instrutors to provide students with the necessary information to conduct research to complete assignments.
  C. Readings listed in A and B above are: (See definition of college level):
 

Primarily college level

16. DESIGNATE OCCUPATIONAL CODE:
E - Non-Occupational
17. LEVEL BELOW TRANSFER:
Y - Not Applicable
18. CALIFORNIA CLASSIFICATION CODE:
Y - Credit Course
19. NON CREDIT COURSE CATEGORY:
Y - Not Applicable
20. FUNDING AGENCY CATEGORY:
Not Applicable - Not Applicable
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