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Patrick Sullivan

 

Fall 2020

Office: AST Tower, Room T509

Office Phone: (860) 512-2669

Office Hours: T, Th 11:00 am—12:15 am;

T, Th 2:00 pm—3:00 pm; and by appointment.

E-mail: psullivan@mcc.commnet.edu

Class days and times: T, Th 8:00 am – 9:20 am

Class location: We’ll be working live but virtually this semester!

 

Communication 173 - Public Speaking

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Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to help students develop their speaking and listening skills in order to become more effective public communicators. While the course introduces students to communication as an interactive process and to small group discussion, the major emphasis is on developing effective public presentation skills.

 

Grades

Grades are based on:

Someone I Want to Know More About Speech - 15%

Ted Talk Speech - 15%

Choices Speech - 20%

Two Essays - 15%

Journal Work - 15%

Outlines Prepared for each Speech - 5%

Class Participation - 15%

 

Grades will be negatively affected if:

Speeches are not presented on their scheduled day - penalty is 1 full letter grade.

Attendance is poor - Two absences will be allowed without penalty. For each absence beyond this limit, 1/2 of a letter grade will be deducted from the student's final class participation grade, which counts for 15% of your final grade. The same goes for students arriving late, which in our case is any time after 8:00 am. Two late arrivals will be allowed without penalty. For each absence beyond that limit, 1/2 of a letter grade will be deducted from the student's final class participation grade.

Textbook

It is available in a variety of electronic formats here:

https://open.lib.umn.edu/publicspeaking/

https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/stand-up-speak-out-the-practice-and-ethics-of-public-speaking 

If you’d like reading actual printed copies of books, you can purchase a printed copy here:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/open-textbook-library-umn/stand-up-speak-out/paperback/product-23664843.html?ppn=1

There are also a number of copies on reserve in the library.

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