Course Outlines

Fundamentals of Public Speaking — SPEE 1015

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 3.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 3.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 0.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals:
      • 01 – Communication
    This speech course introduces students to the factors involved in becoming efficient communicators in both individual and group presentations. The course emphasis will be placed on audience analysis, research and organization, speech construction, and delivery techniques. Meets MnTC Goal 1
  2. Course Effective Dates: 7/1/01 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. deliver timed speeches in various areas that may include but are not limited to autobiographical, informative, persuasive, demonstration and impromtu speeches
    2. identify various styles of listening
    3. analyze forms of support
    4. analyze speech delivery
    5. analyze speech outline methods
    6. analyze stage fright
    7. analyze the components of speeches
    8. analyze the importance of body language
    9. analyze the selection of topics
    10. analyze vocal/video recordings
    11. critique a demonstration speech
    12. critique students' impromptu speeches
    13. critique students' persuasive speeches
    14. critique students' timed informative speech
    15. critique students' visual aids speeches
    16. deliver a timed demonstration speech
    17. demonstrate active listening skills
    18. describe the importance of impromptu speaking
    19. develop speaking confidence
    20. identify objectives of good speeches
    21. identify sources of information
    22. participate in a group discussion
    23. plan a group discussion
    24. practice positive body language
    25. practice vocal variety
    26. prepare note cards
    27. research document and use authoritative data in speeches
    28. understand and demonstrate speech planning process
    29. understand the difference between formal and informal language usage in speeches
    30. use gestures, movement and eye contact
    31. use group problem solving methods
    32. use language effectively
    33. use methods to control stage fright
    34. write a works cited page for required speeches
    35. write outlines for identified speech in key word and/or full content formats
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
      Goal 01 — Communication
      1. Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
      2. Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
      3. Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
      4. Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
      5. Construct logical and coherent arguments.
      6. Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in their writing and speaking.
      7. Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted