Students must have access to a digital video camera for this class. Use of a webcam for this class is not allowed.
After speech videos are recorded, students will upload videos to the publisher support site called "Connect Lucas." Students should log into the Connect Lucas site and be familiar with how it functions prior to the course starting.
Students must have access to a professional presentation space to deliver and videotape their presentation. Unless there is a disability accommodation being made, speeches are not to be delivered at home.
For each speech, students must arrange an audience of at least six (6) adults. The audience must be introduced prior to the speech and visible throughout the presentation. The audience must complete an evaluation sheet for the speech presentation.
Late assignments (Speeches, online assignments, discussion postings, etc.) are not accepted unless appropriate documentation is provided to substantiate the claim.
This semester, the class work for the course will be computer intensive and will require students to have access to the Internet. Using our Canvas "Virtual Classroom," you may be required to complete assignments, address weekly topics on the electronic discussion board and possibly participate in chats. If you are unfamiliar with Canvas, please sign up for an orientation class. Contact online learning for more information.
Since these courses usually fill up, there will be no extra time for extra or make-up speeches. If you know that you have a conflict with any deadline, you should sign up for a different section.
- The Art of Public Speaking" by Stephen Lucas (10th edition)Elder, L. & Paul, R. (2009)
- How to Study and Learn
Elder, L. & Paul, R. (2009)
- Analytic Thinking
Elder, L. & Paul R. (2009)
- The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking
Online Learning requires that you are a mature, innovative, self-starter who will be dedicated to completing course work on your own, with minimal guidance. I hope that we can work together for a successful semester. I will be available by email, telephone, and in-person meetings to help you with your work, but the major responsibility for completing work is yours.
Keep in mind, your enrollment in this class begins on the first day of the semester.
If you have any questions or concerns, either before or after registering, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to working with you!
The official college syllabus for this course can be found on the College's web site.