Updated June 2nd, 2013

 

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

 


Readings and assignments are to be completed by the dates shown below.  The instructor reserves the right to modify this schedule during the semester and announce the changes verbally in class, not in writing. If you miss a day, have a buddy fill you in on what you missed.

 

Week

Concepts/in-class work

Assignments

  1.  

Intro to course

Classroom Procedures

Managing speech anxiety

Chapter 1

Chapter 4

 

  1.  

Becoming a public speaker

Communication process                                         

Assign introductory speech

Chapter 25

Chapter 6

Quiz #1

  1.  

Ethics

Preparing your first speech

Analyzing audience

Selecting topic and purpose

Chapter 2

Chapter 5

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

  1.  

Intro speeches

Assign informative speech

Explain informative speech

Quiz #2

Intro Speeches due this week

Chapter 23

  1.  

Methods of delivery

Main and supporting points, transitions

Organization

Outlines

Chapter 17

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

 

  1.  

Listening

Introduction

Conclusion

Chapter 3

Chapter 15

Quiz #3

  1.  

Support

Presentation aids

Presentation Software

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Quiz #4

  1.  

Speech Workshop

Workshop #1 due (in class this week)

  1.  

Informative Speeches

Assign persuasive speeches

Informative speeches due this week

Chapter24

  1.  

Review for midterm

Midterm

Midterm this week

  1.  

Impromptu speeches

Voice

Body language

 

Impromptu #1  this week

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

 

  1.  

Introduction to persuasion/argumentation

Persuasive patterns of organization

Logos, Pathos, Ethos,

Claims evidence Warrant

Start Video

 

Chapter 24

Quiz #5

 

  1.  

Finish Video

Persuasive prep/Argumentation

Speech workshop 2

Persuasive Speeches

Workshop #2 due (in class)

Persuasive Speeches due this week

 

  1.  

Impromptu #2

Impromptu in class

  1.  

Assign speech #4 (persuasive or Inform.)

In Class Research for final speech

Chapter 26

Chapter 34

Quiz #6

Workshop #3 due (in class)

  1.  

Final Speeches

Final speeches this week

  1.  

Final Speeches

Finish if necessary

  1.  

Self Evaluation

Review for final Wednesday & Friday

 

Self Evaluation due in class this week

 

  1.  

Final exam

Final This week