Como 105 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking - Jane Arnett
|Course:||Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
I'm professor Arnett. I've been teaching communication classes for 45 years. Online\Live classes work best for me as I moved to Nebraska. I have a good sense of humor. Also, I appreciate topics that are more imaginative. Try to think of topics that would fit your skills and that will be of interest to the class and me.
This class will develop your skills for speaking in public. We will meet online via Zoom to present your speeches. You must be present for the entire Zoom meeting with your cameras on. Speeches must be given to a live audience, so you are the audience for the other speakers.
This course examines the principles and practices of public speaking, especially speech organization and development, research, audience analysis, presentation skills, listening, and the use of language and ethics for the development of informative and persuasive speeches. CSU & UC (3 CREDITS)
What to Expect in this Course
Canvas provides an excellent platform for online education. The material is broken into Modules to cover each course topic. Within the Modules you will find the textbook material, videos of my lectures and packets to go with the videos. You will also find the chapter quizzes and the learning exercises that correspond with that material.
You will need a Webcam and a microphone.
You will be required to give 3 speeches and submit 3 outlines to go with each speech. Please follow the specific outline format. Research is required for the Informative and Persuasive speeches. There will be 3 exams covering the material and a term paper analysis/critic of an outside speaker.
The syllabus is on Canvas. For the best view of it, you should download it.
Types of Assessments
Assignments consist of speeches with outlines, quizzes, learning exercises, discussion questions, exams and a term paper.
PLEASE READ MY EMAILS COMPLETELY FOR EXTRA ASSIGNMENT DETAILS AND ZOOM MEETING INVITATIONS. Dates and times are very important.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
The textbook is found in in the Syllabus and individual Modules. You may read it through Canvas or download it.
Other Relevant Course Information
January 2nd is our mandatory first meeting. Our Zoom meeting dates include January 2nd & 3rd, January 9th & 10th, January 18th & 19th and January 31st & February 1st. The first two meetings are fro instruction. The other meetings are for you to give your speeches live on Zoom. You must be present for the first meeting.
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Last updated: 09/26/2022 Sub#: 609