EN/CO 205 Speech Communication

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title: EN/CO 205 Speech Communication

Campus: National, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae

Initiators: Rick Chiwi, Lynn Sipenuk, and Alton Higashi

Date: February 28, 2018

Course description:

This course is designed to increase awareness of the role and contribution of communication to human interaction, while transmitting practical speaking skills. Specific attention is given to models of human communication and their effects and to an increasing message awareness. Public speaking skills within this theoretical framework will be provided.

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

Hours per Week

No. of Weeks

 

Total Hrs

 

Sem. Credits

Lecture

3

x

16

48/16

=

3

Laboratory

x

=

Workshop

x

=

Total Semester

Credits

3












PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[ x ] Degree requirement: A.A. in Pre-Teacher Preparation and Liberal Arts, and B.S. in Elementary Education

[ ] Degree elective

[ ] Certificate

[ ] Other

PREREQUISITES: EN 120a

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

Gen.Ed.

Goals

1.2

Make a clear, well-organized verbal presentation.

2.1

4.4

Demonstrate the ability for independent thought and expression.

Demonstrate familiarity with contemporary global issues.

1) INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)

[ x ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

[ x ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[ x ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[ x ]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

[ ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cul-tural contexts.

[ x ]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[ x ]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning : purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

[ ]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

2) PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to:

  1. Enrich and deep self-knowledge by exploring different academic experiences;
  2. Articulate and understand one’s own experiences through effective writing, reading, speaking and various models of artistic expression; and
  3. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and basic skills appropriate to personal and professional goals in one’s own chosen area of specialization.

3) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be able to:

  1. Value communication as a crucial and pervasive aspect of life.
  2. Deliver an effective public address.
  3. Analyze the speeches of others through critical listening.
  4. Distinguish between the verbal and non-verbal components of human dialogue.
  5. Analyze interpersonal communication differences, language choice and the roles that members of the communication process play.

4) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to:

CSLO (General) 1: Value communication as a crucial and pervasive aspect of life.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Examine the communication bond between oneself and others, and respond with greater awareness to attempts by others to com-municate.

1.2 Examine speech as an interaction rather than a one-way process.

1.3 Distinguish between emphatic behavior and sensitive awareness of one’s own and others’ speech, and develop sensitivity in speech activities.

1.4 Determine that anyone who speaks to an-other speaks in his or her own perception of that person.

1.5 Determine that meanings depend on perceptions and on ability to perceive and partly on social and cultural conditioning.

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,3

1

1,3

1

1

Critical written response

(to be scored by rubric)

Critical written response

(to be scored by rubric)

Critical written response

(to be scored by rubric)

Critical written response

(to be scored by rubric)

Critical written response

(to be scored by rubric)

CSLO (General) 2: Deliver an effective public address.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Demonstrate a usable awareness of the effect of pitch, quality, volume rate, timing and rhythm upon tonal code.

2.2 Use bodily movements to enhance the effectiveness of communication.

2.3 Prepare and deliver speeches on various topics, organize subject matter and research material, and demonstrate progressively more difficult public addresses.

2.4 Present oneself and one’s ideas in an effective and convincing manner.

1,4,7

1,4,7

2*,4,6,7

1,2,7

2,3

2,3

2

2,3

Speech presentation

(to be scored by rubric)

Speech presentation

(to be scored by rubric)

Written speech or oral presentation

(to be scored by checklist and rubric)

Speech presentation

(to be scored by rubric)

CSLO (General) 3: Analyze the speeches of others through critical listening.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Distinguish what one hears from the way one feels about it.

3.2 Evaluate the speeches of others through the use of critical listening and note-taking.

3,6,7

3,6,7

2,3

2,3

Peer evaluation of speeches

(to be scored by rubric by instructor and peers)

Peer evaluation of speeches

(to be scored by rubric by instructor and peers)

CSLO (General) 4: Distinguish between the verbal and non-verbal components of human dialogue.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Differentiate between non-verbal messages that are part of verbal messages and those that are part of culture.

4.2 Demonstrate ability to make non-verbal feedback consistent with verbal response.

2,4,7

1,2,4

2

2

Objective exam on verbal and non-verbal communication

Speech presentation

(to be scored by rubric)

CSLO (General) 5: Analyze interpersonal communication differences, language choice and the roles that members of the communication process play.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Develop an awareness of the barriers and breakdowns that can interfere with speech messages, and acquire practical means to surmount them as they arise.

5.2 Demonstrate the various roles of the communication process.

5.3 Explain the effect of culture and gender on communication.

5.4 Determine the various types of interpersonal communication and identify appropriate methods or strategies of communicating within them.

2,4,7

3,6,7

3,6,7

3,6,7

1,2

1,3

1,3

1,3

Objective exam on barriers and breakdowns

Objective test on roles

Objective test on culture and gender

Objective test on interpersonal communication

5) COURSE CONTENT:

Discussion as a way of learning

The nature of human communication

Self-concept and its relation to communication

Emotions and their effect on communication

The nature of interpersonal perception

Listening vs. hearing

Role of language in communication

Non-verbal communication

Public communication

6) METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:

[ x ] Lecture [ x ] Simulation [ x ] Demonstrations

[ ] Laboratory [ x ] Peer evaluation [ x ] Audio visual

[ x ] Other: Speeches to large and small groups

7) REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

Kathleen Verderber, Deanna Sellnow, and Rudolph Verderber (2017). Communicate!, 15th edition (Belmont, CA: Thomson-Wadsworth). ISBN: 978-1305502819.

8) REFERENCE MATERIALS: Current newspapers and periodicals, library materials

9) INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS : Video-taping and DVD creation by IT department

10) EVALUATION : Comprehensive final examination, with minimum 70% passing; and aggregated rubric (0-4) scores of speeches in class, with minimum 2.0.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION : None.

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