ORAL COMMUNICATION FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
Web Page: http://www2.ivcc.edu/tomasson
Office Hours: M,W,F 9am-10am
Required Text: Adler, R.B. & Elmhorst, J.M. (2013). Communicating at
work (11th ed). McGraw-Hill.
This course is intended to introduce you to the various aspects of
business communication including:
3. Verbal and Non-verbal Communication
5. Interpersonal Communication
7. Group Communication
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 224-0284), or stop by the Disability Services Office in C-211.
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 If a student is caught plagiarizing and/or cheating before the drop date, he or she will be withdrawn from the course.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.
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
final outlines handed in must be typed. Hand written final outlines will not be
accepted. A 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.
Students will be evaluated on the following scale:
**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.
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
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.