Wednesday Evenings, 5:00PM-7:50PM
At the end of the term, you should be able to demonstrate the following objectives:
Communication is the single most important tool we have to make sense of our world. Hence, the way in which we understand our own experiences and others is through the communication process. Speech 1315 will enable you to improve your theoretical knowledge of the communication process while providing you with practical public communication skills (speaking, listening, and critical thinking) to use both personally and professionally.
Students are objectively evaluated based on four areas of emphasis: presentation quality, quantitative testing, preparation and self-evaluation, and in-class participation.
Speech 1133 Grade Calculation Sheet
Midterm Exam (100 points possible) ______
Final Exam (100 points possible) ______
Exam Total ______
Personal Crest Outline (25 points possible) ______
Informative Speech Point Outline (25 points possible) ______
Persuasive Speech Point Outline (25 points possible) ______
Outline Total ______
Goal Statement and Performance Self-Evaluations
Informative Evaluation (25 points possible) ______
Persuasive Evaluation (25 points possible) ______
In-class Peer Evaluation (25 points possible) ______
Total Points ______
Point Spread: 1000-900, A; 899-800, B; 799-700, C; 699-600, D; 599-below, F
All assignments are submitted and/or performed in class.
Late assignments are not accepted.
Because of the participatory nature of the course, your attendance is critical! Students should make every attempt to attend class. All absences must be reported to the instructor. Two absences from a 16 week course meeting 1 time per week is grounds for an administrative withdrawal from the course. Note: At 2 absences, your final grade in the course will be reduced by one grade letter. More than 2 absences may result in your withdrawal or failure of the course. Please consult the Midwestern State University Student Handbook or the instructor if you have questions regarding this policy. Missing a scheduled performance due to an absence is grounds for a zero for that presentation.
NOTE: Habitual tardiness is managed as excessive absenteeism—meaning habitual tardiness may lead to an administrative withdrawal from the course.
During class, ALL ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES are to be in the “off” position and stored in book bags/purses. Individual infractions of this policy will result in a reduction of the participation grade for the ENTIRE class. NO EXCEPTIONS! Repeated infractions of this policy may lead to a letter grade reduction for the final course grade and/or administrative withdrawal from the course.