EN/CO 205 Speech Communication

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course Title: Speech Communication

Department & Number: EN/CO 205
Campus:National Campus Initiator:Languages and Literature Date: December 19, 2011
Course Description: A course designed to increase awareness of the role and contribution of communication to human interactions 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 Hours Semester Credits
Lecture 3 16 48 3
Laboratory        
Workshop        
      Total Semester Credits:  

 

Purpose of Course:

  • [X] Degree elective (AS Liberal Arts, and AA Teacher Preparation)

This course also meets PLO #(s) 1, 2, 3, of the Liberal Arts Program.

PREREQUISITES: Must have passed EN120A, with 70% or better.

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)

The students willl be able to:

  1. Enrich and deepen self-knowledge by exploring different academic experiences.
  2. Articulate and understand their experiences through effective writing, reading, speaking and various models of artistic expressions.
  3. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and basic skills appropriate to their personal and professional goals in their chosen area of specialization.

B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-GENERAL:

The student will be able to:

  1. Value communication as a crucial and pervasive aspect of life.
  2. Deliver and 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. Demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal communication differences, language choice and the roles that members of the communication process play.
SLO PLO1 PLO2 PLO3
1 I ID ID
2 ID ID  
3   ID  
4 ID    
5   ID ID

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)=SPECIFIC:
The students will be able to:

General SLO 1. Value communication as a crucial and pervasive aspect in life.
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies
1.1 Recognize the communication bond between his or herself
and others and respond with greater awareness to other's
attempts to communicate.
Group discussion,
critical written response
(both scored with rubric)
1.2 Recognize that speech is an interaction rather than a
one-way process.
Exam, group discussion,
critical written response,
(both scored with rubric)
1.3 Distinguish between emphatic behavior and sensitive
awareness of one's own and other's speech, and develop
sensitivity in speech activities.
Group discussion,
critical written response
(both scored with rubric)
1.4 Recognize that anyone who speaks to another speaks in
their own perception of that person.
Exam, group discussion,
critical written response,
(both scored with rubric)
1.5 Recognize that our meanings depend on our perceptions
and our ability to perceive and partly upon our social and
cultural conditioning.
Exam, group discussion,
critical written response,
(both scored with rubric)

General SLO 2. Deliver an effective public address.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies
2.1 Demonstrate a usable awareness of the effect of pitch,
quality, volume, rate, timing and rhythm upon tonal code.
Speech presentations
(scored with rubric)
2.2 Use bodily movements to enhance the effectiveness of
communication.
Speech presentations
(scored with rubric)
2.3 Prepare speeches on various topics, organize subject
matter/research material and demonstrate progressively more
difficult public addresses.
Speech presentations
speech writing
(scored with rubric)
2.4 Present him or her and ideas in an effective and convincing
matter.
Speech presentations
(scored with rubric)

General SLO 3. Analyze the speeches of others through critical listening.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies
3.1 Distinguish what he or she hears from the way he or she
feels about it.
Critical response to
peer's speeches
(scored with rubric)
3.2 Apply the skill of critical listening and note taking to evaluate
the speeches of peers.
Critical response to
peer's speeches
(scored with rubric)

General SLO 4. Distinguish between the verbal and non-verbal components of human
dailogue.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies
4.1 Differntiate between non-verbal messages that are part of  
verbal messages and those that are part of culture.
Exam
4.2 Demonstrate ability to make non-verbal feedback consistent
with verbal response.
Speech presentations
(scored with rubric)

General SLO 5 Demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal communication differences,
language choice and the roles that members of the communication process play.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies
5.1 Develope an awareness of the barriers and breakdowns
that can interfere with speech messges and acquire practical
means to surmount them as they arise.
Exam, critical written
response
(scored with rubric)
5.2 Demonstrate the various roles of the communication process. Group discussion
(scored with rubric)
5.3 Explain the effect of culture and gender on
communication.
Exam
5.4 Recognize the various types of interpersonal
communication and identify appropriate methods or strategies
of communicating within them.
Exam

D. COURSE CONTENT

Discussion as a way of learning
The nature of human communication
Self concept and it's 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

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTIONS

Lecture
Simulation
Demonstration
Speeches to large and small groups

F. REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

Verderber, Rudolph and Kathleen Verderber, Communicate! 12th Edition. Belmont, CA;
Thomson-Wadsworth, 2008. (or most recent edition).

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS

Current Newspapers and periodicals
Library materials

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

Video taping and DVD creation by IT department

I. EVALUATION

None

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

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