NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Public Speaking

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Public Speaking
    B. Course Number: SE 123 - 10478
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Hughes, Jennifer
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: jhughes@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: Virtual Monday: 8:00:00 PM-10:00:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This class is an introductory study in the theory and practice of oral discourse, including the preparation, presentation, and evaluation of public speeches. Students will present speeches intended to emphasize particular elements of rhetorical theory and fundamental skill areas for informative, persuasive, and extemporaneous speaking. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course provides in-depth coverage of interpersonal communication, blending theory and research on the one hand and practical skills on the other. The course’s philosophical foundation continues to the notion of choice. Choice is central to interpersonal communication; as speaker, listener, and communication analyst, you are constantly confronted with choice points at every stage of the communication process. This course meets transferability requirements for similar introductory Public Speaking classes taught at other colleges and universities in New Mexico.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    The following book is required for this course, and is available for purchase at the NMJC bookstore:
    The Art of Public Speaking, Stephen Lucas, 12th Edition
    ISBN: 9780073523910

    Suggested:

    None

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Course Requirements and Evaluation of Students/Grading.

    1. Exams: There will be an open-book, mid-term exam that counts for 15% of your cumulative final grade. There will be an open-book cumulative final exam that counts for 15% of your final grade.

    2. Class Participation: Online course discussions and quizzes make up 30% of your final course grade.


    3. Speeches and Speech Outlines: You will submit three speeches during this course: an introductory speech, an informative speech, and a persuasive speech. Your performance on all speeches and their corresponding outlines make up 40% of your final grade.

    Speech One – Introductory Speech (8% of your total grade):

    Speech Two - Informative Speech (12% of your total grade):
    Speech Three - Persuasive Speech (20% of your total grade):

    Retrieving Grades from Banner System

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College, in the area(s) of human and speech communication, endorses the Core Competencies as established by the State of New Mexico. In compliance with the State Matrix, all communication courses have been placed in Area I Courses under Communications. Within our respective fields, as appropriate, students be directed to:
    A. Analyze and evaluate oral and written communication in terms of situation,
    audience, purpose, aesthetics, and adverse points of view.
    B. Express a primary purpose in a compelling statement and order supporting
    points logically and convincingly.
    C. Use effective rhetorical strategies to persuade, inform, and engage others.
    D. Employ writing and/or speaking processes such as planning, collaborating,
    organizing, composing, revising, and editing to create presentations using
    correct diction, syntax, grammar, and mechanics.
    E. Integrate research correctly and ethically from credible sources to support the
    primary purpose of communication.
    F. Engage in reasoned civic discourse while recognizing the distinctions among
    opinions, facts, and inferences.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    After completing the course, the successful student should be able to,
    * prepare a distinct outline for the informative and persuasive speech formats;
    * conduct detailed research in support of public speaking;
    * participate appropriately in discourse when opposite points-of-view are expressed;
    * analyze and critically evaluate speeches made by others;
    * argue for and against diverse issues or advocate for or against a subject/topic;
    * recognize and practice the elements of critical thinking through public speaking preparation and delivery;
    * analyze an audience in preparation for a public speech; and
    * continue to develop the ability to deliver more advanced speeches/speak with greater confidence with others in public forums and social settings.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Response Time Frames: The instructor will respond to student email within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends. Grades for assignments will be posted within 10 business days of the due date.

    Time zone: It is important to note that this course operates on Mountain Standard Time. Students are responsible for adjusting due dates to their time zone.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Please note that all assignments are due on midnight MST on the dates listed below. Thank you!

    MODULE 0 AND MODULE 1
    Speaking in Public; Ethics and Public Speaking; Listening; Giving Your First Speech; Selecting a Topic and Purpose; Analyzing the Audience; Gathering Materials; Supporting Ideas, and Speaking to Inform
    Chapters 1-8, 15; Internet Activities and/or Outside Readings as Directed in the Weekly Announcement
    Take Quiz 1 1/29/17
    Submit Discussion1/ video posts 1/29/17
    Submit Discussion 2 posts 2/5/17
    Speech One Due 2/5/17

    MODULE 2
    Organizing the Body of the Speech; Beginning and Ending the Speech; Outlining the Speech; Using Language; Speech Delivery, and Using Visual Aids
    Chapters 9 – 14
    Submit Discussion 3 posts 2/12/17
    Take Quiz 2 2/12/17
    Speech 2 and Speech 2 Outline 3/5/17

    MODULE 3
    Speaking to Persuade and methods of Persuasion
    Chapter 16, 17
    Submit Discussion 4 posts 2/26/17
    Submit Discussion 5 posts 3/12/17
    Take Quiz 3 3/12/17
    Mid-Term Exam 3/26/17

    MODULE 4
    Speaking on Special Occasions and Speaking in Small Groups
    Chapters 18- 19 Internet Activities and/or Outside Readings as Directed in the Weekly Announcement
    Take Quiz 4 3/26/17
    Take Quiz 5 4/2/17
    Submit Discussion 6 posts 3/19/17
    Submit Discussion 7 posts 3/26/17
    Submit Speech Critique Assignment 4/9/17

    MODULE 5
    Preparation for Final Speech
    Outside Readings as Directed in the Weekly Announcement
    Submit Discussion 8 posts 4/9/17
    Submit Discussion 9 posts 4/16/17
    Speech 3 Outline and Speech 4/30/17
    Submit Discussion 10 (Bonus - Optional 10 points) 5/5/17
    Final Exam 5/10/17