Public Speaking

Susan M. Wieczorek, Public Speaking, Fall 2018

Course Description:

This course is designed to enhance students’ speech skills as effective performers and audience members of a diverse society. Therefore, a wide variety of readings, assignments, and class work will center on the development and application of skills necessary to speak and listen with a heightened awareness of audience adaptation. Theoretical concepts as they apply to actual speech performances will be the main emphasis in this course.

Required Text:

Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 12th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2015.

Additional File: 

Patty J. Wharton-Michael, Public Speaking, Fall 2018

Course Description:

This course seeks to help you learn more about
 apprehension management: rehearsing in ways that reduce nervousness or “stage fright”;
 speech planning: topic and purpose formulation;
 research: gathering and analyzing information relevant to the topic, purpose, and audience;
 evidence evaluation: supporting the messages responsibly (ethically);
 organization and argumentation: structuring the messages clearly and persuasively, and preparing useful speech outlines;
 speech presentation skills: delivering the messages effectively;
 listening skills; improving receptive and analytic skills as speech critics;
 visual aids: preparing and presenting visual aids (specifically learning how to use Microsoft Power Point).

Required Texts:

-The Art of Public Speaking, by Stephen E. Lucas

Syllabus: 

Natalya Vodopyanova, Public Speaking, Fall 2018

Course Description:

This course is designed to enhance students’ speech skills as effective performers and audience members of a diverse society. Therefore, a wide variety of readings, assignments, and class work will center on the development and application of skills necessary to speak and listen with a heightened awareness of audience adaptation. Theoretical concepts as they apply to actual speech performances will be the main emphasis in this course.

Required Texts:

Textbook: Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 12th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-0073523910 ISBN-10: 0073523917

Syllabus: 

Maryl R. McGinley, Public Speaking, Fall 2018

Course Description

In this course, students will actively engage ideas in the classroom through thorough research, reflection, and public presentation to their peers. Students will demonstrate their ability to organize evidence and present compelling arguments in a public setting. The University of Pittsburgh website states, “Communication, both spoken and written, is always addressed to an audience, a set of listeners or readers you are intending to convey information to or have some effect upon. Public speaking differs from written communication in that the audience is present, gathered for some occasion. That occasion has norms and expectations that a speaker must recognize. Finally, a public speaker has some purpose, something they are trying to accomplish or set in motion. Good public speaking always accounts for these three components.” We will explore and understand the significance of these components and the implication of each component on public address.

Required Texts

Lucas, Stephen. The Art of Public Speaking. 12th ed. New York: McGraw Hill. Maryl R. McGinley, Public Speaking, Fall 2016

Syllabus: 

Paul A. Lucas, Public Speaking, Fall 2018

Course Description and Objectives:

University of Pittsburgh’s website states: “Communication, both spoken and written, is always addressed to an audience, a set of listeners or readers you are intending to convey information to or have some effect upon. Public speaking differs from written communication in that the audience is present, gathered for some occasion. That occasion has norms and expectations that a speaker must recognize. Finally, a public speaker has some purpose, something they are trying to accomplish or set in motion. Good public speaking always accounts for these three components.” The overall objective of this course is for students to understand and enact these three components through effective speech research, organization, analysis, content, and delivery.

Required Text:

Fraleigh, D. M., & Tuman, J.S. (2014). Speak up! An illustrated guide to public speaking (3rd ed.). Boston:

Bedford/St. Martin’s. ISBN: 9781457623943

Syllabus: 

Shelley Johansson, Public Speaking, Fall 2018

Course Description:

This course seeks to help you learn more about
 apprehension management: rehearsing in ways that reduce nervousness or “stage fright”;
 speech planning: topic and purpose formulation;
 research: gathering and analyzing information relevant to the topic, purpose, and audience;
 evidence evaluation: supporting the messages responsibly (ethically);
 organization and argumentation: structuring the messages clearly and persuasively, and preparing useful speech outlines;
 speech presentation skills: delivering the messages effectively;
 listening skills; improving receptive and analytic skills as speech critics;
 visual aids: preparing and presenting

Textbook:

The Art of Public Speaking, by Stephen E. Lucas.

Syllabus: 

Kim Flanders, Public Speaking, Fall 2018

Course Description

This course is designed to enhance students’ speech skills as effective performers and audience members of a diverse society. Therefore, a wide variety of readings,
assignments, and class work will center on the development and application of skills necessary to speak and listen with a heightened awareness of audience adaptation. Theoretical concepts as they apply to actual speech performances will be the main emphasis in this course.

Required Texts

Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 12th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2015.
ISBN-13: 978-0073523910 ISBN-10: 0073523917

Syllabus: 

Richard J. Bukoski, Public Speaking, Fall 2018

Course Description:

Course Description: This course is designed to enhance students’ speech skills as effective performers and audience members of a diverse society. Therefore, a wide variety of readings, assignments, and class work will center on the development and application of skills necessary to speak and listen with a heightened awareness of audience adaptation. Theoretical concepts as they apply to actual speech performances will be the main emphasis in this course.

Required Texts:

The Art of Public Speaking, Author: Lucas, Publisher: McGraw Hill, Edition: 12
ISBN 978-0073523910

Additional File: 

Paul A. Lucas, Public Speaking, Summer 2018

Course Description:

University of Pittsburgh’s website states: “Communication, both spoken and written, is always addressed to an audience, a set of listeners or readers you are intending to convey information to or have some effect upon. Public speaking differs from written communication in that the audience is present, gathered for some occasion. That occasion has norms and expectations that a speaker must recognize. Finally, a public speaker has some purpose, something they are trying to accomplish or set in motion. Good public speaking always accounts for these three components.” The overall objective of this course is for students to understand and enact these three components through effective speech research, organization, analysis, content, and delivery.

Required Texts:

Fraleigh, D. M., & Tuman, J.S. (2014). Speak up! An illustrated guide to public speaking (3rd ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s. ISBN: 9781457623943

Syllabus: 

Shelley Johansson, Public Speaking, Spring 2018

Course Description:

Introduction to the composition, delivery and critical analysis of informative and persuasive speeches.

Textbook:

The Art of Public Speaking, by Stephen E. Lucas.

Syllabus: 

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