SPEECH 100 COURSE SYLLABUS
INSTRUCTOR: LAURA DRISCOLL NUDELMAN
OFFICE PHONE: 425-564-2358
OFFICE HOURS: 11:30-12:20 OR BY APPOINTMENT. MY OFFICE IS LOCATED IN R230 Office V
EMAIL: email@example.com (lower case “L”, not capital “I” on the first letter of the address)
TEXT: Adler and Rodman, Understanding Human Communication. Eighth edition.
The primary objective in this course is to improve your ability to communicate with other people. Several goals are instrumental in achieving this objective:
1. to improve your ability to communicate on a one to one or interpersonal level using quality communication skills derived from an understanding of communication theory.
2. to improve your ability to analyze a variety of factors that affect and/or affected by the group process.
3. to improve your ability to research, write, deliver, and analyze public speeches.
EXAM #1 150 940- 1000 = A
EXAM #2 150 900 - 939 = A -
EXAM #3 150 860 - 899 = B +
EXAM #4 100 830 - 859 = B
SPEECH 150 800 - 829 = B -
GROUP 760 - 799 = C +
GROUP PROJECT 50 730 - 759 = C
PARTICIPATION 100 700 - 729 = C -
TOTAL 1000 660 - 699 = D +
600 - 659 = D
EXAMS - will cover material provided in your text and in classroom discussions. Exams will consist of true/false and multiple choice questions. Review sheets will be distributed two class days before each exam.
PARTICIPATION - Your participation will be evaluated on the basis of attendance (see explanation under policies section), involvement in class discussions, activities, group projects, speech critiques, speaking exercises, and any other relevant criteria.
GROUP PROJECT - You and six other group members will create a 15 minute presentation that applies concepts and theories discussed in class to a specific work or personal challenge.
SPEECH - (5-7 minutes) You will inform the audience of new information on a current event. Library Research and a typed outline are required for this assignment (worth 25 points of the 150 speech grade).
OUTLINES- 2 page (minimum) outlines of each chapter are due the first day that reading is assigned. Each outline is worth 10 points. 10 additional points are given for completing all of the outlines. Please consult handouts on outlines for format.
1. Late work (including exams and the speech) will not be accepted unless arrangements are made with me before the due date.
2. All major class assignments must be completed in order to receive credit for the class.
3. My goal is to create an environment where all students feel they have an opportunity to learn.
Please consult www.bcc.ctc.edu/artshum/policy.html to review the Arts and Humanities Division statement of Student Procedures and Expectations.
4. I am always available during office hours and I encourage you to stop by. If you cannot meet with me during this time, feel free to schedule an appointment. I do request that you schedule appointments at least 24 hours in advance.
5. If you have a documented disability, please inform me if you need any type accommodation to help you succeed in this class.
6. Extra credit options are only provided to students who have one exam or assignment that is two
full letter grades below the other work they have been completing in the class or to students who have extenuating circumstances on their class absences. Students need to initiate discussion of extra credit options.
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