SP 120D Oral Composition

Instructor: Ron Shope

Semester: Spring

Course Description:

Good communication skills are essential to any ministry. This introductory course in the fundamentals of public speaking will prepare you to serve Jesus Christ more effectively regardless of your vocation.

Specifically, we will study principles of effective speech communication, and we will use those principles to practice types of speeches commonly given in a variety of situations. Thus, this course is a combination of principles and skills essential for effective communication in formal speaking situations.

During this course you will learn how to listen to a speech as well as how to present one. Also, you will develop an appreciation for the role of oral communication in a democratic society. By studying principles, and presenting your own speeches, you will have a total experience with this most essential art: communication.

Requiered Textbook

         Hamilton, Cheryl 2003.Essentials of Public Speaking (Second Edition).Belmont, CA:Wadsworth. (ISBN:0495059765)This bundle includes the text, student guide, Speech Builder Express/Info-Track

         Griffin, Em.Getting Together:A Guide to Good Groups. Downers Grove, Il:Intervarsity Press, 1985. (ISBN:0-87784-390-2)

Course Schedule

Unit

Topic

Learning Objective

1

Overview of Public Speaking

         To learn possible areas of communication apprehension students may be experiencing.

         Students will have the opportunity to record and upload a speech in a non-graded situation which will help them to build speaker confidence and confidence with the technology.

         Students examine several ethical issues that should be addressed in a code of ethics for speakers.

2

Building Confidence and Listening

         To learn how to develop a positive attitude toward public speaking.

         You will be able to discover the reasons why individuals may stop listening to a speech.

3

Analyzing Your Audience, Evaluating Speeches

         You will be able to articulate principles of how to adapt a speech to an audience.

         Your will be able to demonstrate how to evaluate a speech.

4

Preparing Visual Aids, Principles of Delivery

         You will be able to use the principles of delivery contained in Chapter 10 to evaluate the delivery of a speaker..

5

Recording Speech 1

         You will be able to demonstrate how to deliver a short narrative speech.

6

Informative Speaking

         The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the criteria covered in class to evaluate his or her speech.

         The student will. Demonstrate the ability to adapt an informative speech to an audience

7

Topic Selection & Research; Using Supportive Evidence

         The student will demonstrate the ability to identify supporting materials for use in a speech.

         The student will demonstrate the ability to identify and construct a specific instance for use in a speech.

8

Organizing the Speech; Outlining the Speech

         The student will demonstrate the ability to identify and provide support for the organizational pattern they will use in their speech.

         The student will demonstrate the ability to identify and provide support for the elements of a good introduction or conclusion and how these can be incorporated into their speech.

9

Using Language

         The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the criteria covered in class to evaluate his or her Informative Speech.

         The student will demonstrate the ability to locate and discuss stylistic devices in a speech and evaluate the speakerís use of language.

10

Exam 3 and Speech 2

         Student will be able to demonstrate the principles of developing and presenting an Informative speech.

         The student will demonstrate how to write a preparation outline for an Informative Speech.

11

Principles of Persuasive Speaking

         The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to construct transitions to tie together parts of a persuasive argument.

         The student will be able to identify an appropriate organizational pattern for his or her speech and support their choice using principles from the text.

         The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the criteria covered in class to evaluate his or her Informative Speech.

12

Persuasive Appeals

         To demonstrate how to identify the methods used in a persuasive speech.

13

Recording and Uploading Speech 3

         Student will be able to demonstrate the principles of developing and presenting a Persuasive speech.

         The student will demonstrate how to write a preparation outline for a Persuasive Speech.

14

Exam 4 and Speech 3 Evaluation

         The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the criteria covered in class to evaluate his or her Informative Speech.

15

Exam 3

         The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use the criteria covered in class to evaluate his or her Informative Speech.