SPEECH 1204
ORAL COMMUNICATION FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
SPRING 2017

Instructor:                  Cory Tomasson
Office:
                        E-306
Phone:           
            224-0509
E-Mail:                       Cory_Tomasson@ivcc.edu
Web Page:                 
http://www2.ivcc.edu/tomasson
Office Hours:             M,W,F 9am-10am
                                    T,TH:  10:45am-12pm              
Required Text:
          Adler, R.B. & Elmhorst, J.M. (2013). Communicating at
                                    work (11th ed). McGraw-Hill.

Objectives:                 This course is intended to introduce you to the various aspects of
business communication including:
     
1.
    Orientation
2.
    Culture
3.
    Verbal and Non-verbal Communication
4.
    Listening
5.
    Interpersonal Communication
6.
    Interviewing
7.
    Group Communication
8.
    Presentations

If you are a student with a documented cognitive (learning disability), physical or psychiatric disability (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, and others) you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts in audio format, note taking services, etc...  If you are interested in learning if you can receive these academic support services, please contact Tina Hardy (tina_hardy@ivcc.edu, or 224-0284), or stop by the Disability Services Office in C-211. 

Course Policies

Attendance:               Attendance is mandatory.  Absences will only be excused with prior notice to the instructor, and with the instructor's permission.  If a student receives 2 unexcused absences, his/her final grade will be reduced by 1 letter grade.  If 3 unexcused absences are received, the student's final grade becomes an automatic "F".  The student may withdraw from the course prior to the last day to withdraw.

Withdrawal:              If a student wishes to withdrawal from class, it is his/her responsibility to complete the proper form in the Records Office or at www.ivcc.edu/withdraw.  This authorizes IVCC to remove him/her from the course. Entering the student ID number serves as the student’s electronic signature. IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal or create a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty, plagiarism, cheating, or class disruption.  Students should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that students meet with their instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for that particular student. The last day to withdraw is April 10, 2017.

Late Work:                Late work will only be accepted if a student has an excused absence.  It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor to schedule a time for the make-up assignment.

Plagiarism/Cheating: DON’T DO IT!!  If a student is caught plagiarizing and/or cheating before the drop date, he or she will be withdrawn from the course. If it occurs after the drop date, he or she will receive an “F” as a final grade in the course.  Also know that this constitutes as "academic dishonesty" as defined in the student code of conduct and will be handled in that manner.

Attire:                         On the days that speeches are presented, presenters cannot wear hats or chew gum. Violations will result in a point deduction for the assignment.

Evaluation:                Students will be evaluated on the following criteria: 
1. Oral presentations (A minimum of three speeches)
2.  Employment Interview
3.  Outlines for each of your speeches
4.  Peer evaluations
5.  Quizzes (Announced and announced)                             
6.  Class activities
7.  Culture paper

**All final outlines handed in must be typed.  Hand written final outlines will not be acceptedA student will not be able to present unless he/she has handed in a typed outline, and the student will receive a 0 for that speech if a typed outline is not handed in on or before his/her speaking day.
**If a student fails to complete one of the three major speeches, he/she cannot pass the course.
**All outlines for speeches are due on the first day of presentations.  Each day that the outline is late will result in a deduction of a letter grade.  
**If a student plans on using an outline for a speaking guide, he/she must have an additional copy for the instructor.  If there is only one, it must handed in to the instructor.
**STUDENTS ARE NOT TO ENTER THE ROOM WHEN SPEECHES ARE IN PROGRESS.  IF A STUDENT ENTERS DURING A SPEECH, HE/SHE WILL RECEIVE AN “F” FOR THAT SPEECH.  
**NO CELL PHONES SHOULD BE ON DURING CLASS.  IF A CELL PHONE GOES OFF DURING A SPEECH, THE STUDENT WITH THE CELL PHONE WILL RECEIVE AN “F” FOR THAT ASSIGNMENT.  IF A STUDENT HAS A NEED TO HAVE A PHONE IN CLASS, THE INSTRUCTOR MUST KNOW AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CLASS. 

GRADING            Students will be evaluated on the following scale:                 
                                90-100%=A                           
                                80-89%=B
                                70-79%=C
                                60-69%=D
                                <60%=F
**ALL STUDENTS SHOULD RETAIN EVERY ASSIGNMENT THAT IS GRADED AND HANDED BACK.  THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR OWN GRADES.  FINAL GRADES ARE CALCULATED ON A TOTAL POINTS SCALE.



 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
DATE                      TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED & ASSIGNMENTS
Jan 12                      Introduction to class
Jan 17                      Chapter 1
Jan 19                      Chapter 2
Jan 24                      Chapter 3
Jan 26                      Chapter 5           
Jan 31                      Quiz #1
Feb  2                       Discuss Culture Presentation/Outlining
Feb  7                       Work on Culture Presentation
Feb  9                       Work on Culture Presentation
Feb 14                      Rough Drafts
Feb 16                      Culture Presentation
Feb 21                      Culture Presentation
Feb 23                      Chapter 7.
Feb 28                      Persuasion Info
Mar 2                       Discuss Presentation 2
Mar 7                       Work on Presentation 2
Mar 9                       Work on Presentation 2
Mar 14                   Rough Drafts
Mar 16                   Presentation 2
Mar 21                     Evaluate Presentation 2
Mar 23                     Discuss Group Presentation/Outlining
Mar 27-Mar 31      Spring Break: No Classes
Apr 4                        Work on Group Presentation
Apr 6                        Work on Group Presentation
Apr 11                      Rough Draft
Apr 13                      Group Presentation
Apr 18                      Chapter 6
Apr 20                      Job Descriptions Due
Apr 25                      Work on Interview Info.
Apr 27                      Work on Interview Info.
May 2                      Work on Interview Info.
May 4                      Interviews
May 11                    Interviews

 

EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES FOR SPEECH 1204

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:  
1.
    The student will recognize and apply techniques of active listening.
2.
    The student will recognize and apply techniques of effective speaking.
3.
    The student will recognize and apply techniques of problem solving.
4.
    The student will read a text with understanding.
5.
    The student will recognize and apply the techniques of effective speaking in a variety of professional settings.
6.
    The student will recognize and apply the techniques of team building, the group process and group discussion.
7.
    The student will recognize and apply the techniques of effective interviewing.
8.
    The student will recognize and apply the techniques of effective observation.

 

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