Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Speech

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Communication Criticism   (COM-383)   3.00 s.h.  
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A study of development of standards in speech criticism. Critical evaluation of particular speeches and speakers. 
Public Speaking   (COM-209)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Public Speaking introduces the essential techniques and concepts of public speaking with an emphasis on how to structure, research and build a speech. You will have the opportunity to refine your skills as a speaker by producing two speeches that you must record and submit for critiquing. Among the skills you will practice are: topic selection, speech organization, selection of supporting material, and delivery techniques.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain and demonstrate how Public Speaking differs from written communication
  • Select relevant topics of interest to yourselves and your audience
  • Plan and organize a thoughtful speech
  • Select appropriate supporting material to strengthen your speech
  • Create a meaningful thesis that is supported throughout the speech
  • Design introductions, conclusions and transitions and employ them in a speech
  • Use organizational speech patterns effectively
  • Employ effective delivery techniques to speak effectively
  • Use delivery techniques to overcome nervousness
  • Demonstrate the effective use of non-verbal communication
  • Employ persuasive speaking techniques effectively
  • Build an argument and advocate for it clearly and effectively
  • Employ effective language in your speech
  • Demonstrate the effective use of visuals
  • Build interesting content into your speeches.
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Advanced Speech Writing   (COM-315)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course provides intensive training and practice in the preparation of speeches for business, political, and professional occasions. 
English Grammar   (ENG-220)   3.00 s.h.  
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A review of grammatical terminology, with emphasis on the sentance, parts of speech, punctuation, and survey of English grammar. 
Journalism II   (JOU-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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Emphasizes the various kinds of newswriting, (straight news, features, interpretative, editorial), editing and the techniques of reporting (interviewing, surveys, coverage of events, meetings, speeches). 
Fundamentals of Speech   (COM-108)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of human communication, the self and communication, the listening process, verbal and nonverbal messages, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, and public speaking.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define three communication models describing the corresponding elements or components of the communication process and illustrate each through a schematic.
  • Discuss at least five principles or axioms of interpersonal communication and provide supporting examples.
  • Discuss the role of the self and perception in human communication and illustrate your discussion with two or more examples.
  • Illustrate an understanding of the stages of listening with at least four scenarios.
  • Illustrate comprehension of at least four functions of verbal messages and four functions of nonverbal messages through examples of each.
  • Compare and contrast four positive and negative characteristics of small groups.
  • Create three patterns of organization for an informative speech using proper outline formatting for three speeches.
  • Critique the use of three appeals in a published persuasive speech indicating the degree to which each is successful.
R.JUL13 
Presentational Speaking   (COM-290)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Preparation and delivery of oral presentations for business and professions. Emphasis on persuasion, evidence, organized sequences and uses of multimedia side.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Select a relevant topic of interest to your audience.
  • Identify sources of research: Internet, Library, Interviews.
  • Determine the components of the speech, including appropriate visuals, handouts, demonstrations.
  • Use PowerPoint effectively.
  • Write and deliver the speech.
  • Anticipate and handle questions during and after the presentation.
  • Use key elements of effective speech delivery--speak loudly and clearly; avoid space fillers, maintain eye contact, use hand gestures effectively, speak slowly, use vocal variety.
  • Rehearse for presentations.
  • Measure the effectiveness of your presentation.
  • Cope with the potential and pitfalls of using technology.
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Speech & Hearing Science   (DES-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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To have students gain an in-depth understanding of the physical principles of speech and hearing with an emphasis upon theoretical models of speech production and hearing perception, to introduce students to the basic principles of diagnostic equipment and its operation. 
Acoustic Processes of Speech   (DES-336)   3.00 s.h.  
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Introduction to acoustics with special emphasis on acoustic principles relevant to speech communication and the acoustic structure of speech. Topics examined include simple harmonic motion; principles of wave movement through media; reflection of waves and standing waves; the acoustic structure of the laryngeal sound source; resonances in uniform and nonuniform tubes, including the vocal tract; cross-linguistic variation in speech acoustics; and spectrographic analysis of connected speech. 
Advanced Speech Communications   (COM-207)   3.00 s.h.  
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Develops improved proficiency in composing and presenting various types of speech communication. Presents communication theory and communication theory models. 
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