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"Meeker School District - Accredited with Distinction"
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Professional Speaking & Communication
Instructor: Mrs. Smith   

Content Area - Communications                                                                       
Discipline Area - Humanities                                                                                

Credits:  3

 Course Description - Combines the basic theories of communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, audience analysis, and delivery.

 Requisite for the Course (Pre or Co):   None

                             
Expected Student Outcomes or Competencies 

I.         Compare and contrast communication fields including speech communication, interpersonal communication, group communication, organizational communication, mass communication, and intercultural communication.

 II.        Demonstrate understanding of these essential factors in public speaking:  speaker, message, audience, occasion, purpose, and the critical thinking processes related to each.

 III.       Evaluate through critical analysis selected speeches using the following skills: listening, reasoning, and rhetorical criticism.

 IV.      Incorporate understanding of these factors into speech performance: source credibility, communication apprehension, and ethics.

 V.        Prepare and deliver a variety of speeches including informative and persuasive speeches before a live, synchronous audience giving feedback to the speaker that demonstrate:  topic selection, audience analysis, organization, academic research strategies and language use.

 VI.      Demonstrate understanding of impromptu, extemporaneous, manuscript, and memorized methods of speech delivery.

 VII.     Demonstrate understanding of vocal and physical delivery:  pitch, rate, volume, vocal variety, body movement, gestures, eye contact, and facial expressions.

 VIII.    Demonstrate the ability to select and apply appropriate audio-visual forms of technology.

 IX.       Demonstrate an understanding of how writing, conversation, and performance impact public speaking situations.

Grading and Course Policies

 Examinations-  There will not be any exams for this course, there will, however be at least 5 graded speeches (impromptu speech, manuscript speech, narrative speech, extemporaneous speech, prepared speech).  These speeches will incorporate information, skills and material covered in lecture and from handout assignments.  If you will be missing speech because of an excused absence, contact me in advance in order to discuss your options.

 Quizzes- Most class periods will begin with a quiz or assignment intended to reinforce important concepts contained in your reading and previous lecture material.  Quizzes missed because of tardiness may not be made up.


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Class Files
 April 23-24 Articles to Read & Evaluate
All articles you need to evaluate and complete an assignment on are located in this file
 FFA Documents
Information related to the Meeker FFA Chapter
 Supervised Agricultural Experience
Includes link to: Agriculture Experience Tracker
www.theaet.com
 Unit 1: Overview of Communication
Includes:
A. Speech communication
B. Interpersonal communication
C. Group & organizational communication
D. Source Credibility & Speaker Related Factors
 Unit 3: Speech Communication & Preparation Skills
Includes:
A. Audience Analysis
B. Reasoning & Speech Purpose
C. Critical Thinking & Listening
D. Vocal & Physical Delivery
E. Content Analysis & Rhetorical Criticism
 National Quality Program Standards.pdf
Listing of National Quality Program Standards for Agriculture Education
HS Speech-CNCC: 4 Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
2:22 - 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Class Homework
No "Class Homework" exist(s)

Previous Class Homework

Extemporaneous Speeches Begin!
Due November 20, 2009
Update AET Records (9/10-9/14)
Due September 14, 2012

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