There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no corequisites for this course.
||An introductory course to provide the speaking and listening skills.
Meets A.A. oral communications
- For face-to-face students ONLY: Steven A. Beebe and Susan J. Beebe. Concise Public Speaking Handbook, 3rd ed., Pearson, 2012. ISBN: 9780205753703
||1. Students taking hybrid sections of this course must have access to
a computer with reliable Internet access and may require access to a
camera capable of uploading video online.
2. Students taking online sections of this course must:
A. Have reliable computer and Internet access throughout the
B. Have access to a videocamera or audio-visual device capable of
capturing at least 10 minutes of video for posting and sharing via
C. Have access to an audience of at least four people age 13 or
over for live interaction during the presentation recordings.
D. Be prepared to spend up to six hours per week on coursework.
|Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes
I. Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate the validity of their
own and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and
synthesizing the results into the creative process.
II. Communication: Students will develop effective reading, writing,
speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and nonverbally
on literal and figurative levels.
VI. Social Skills: Students will develop and use skills and
attitudes that integrate individuals into society.
Major Learning Outcomes: Through satisfactory performance of at
least one informative and one persuasive speaking assignment, active
participation in group discussions, and satisfactory completion of
written examinations and assignments, students will demonstrate
1. Public speaking skills, and
2. Listening with critical comprehension.
1. Demonstrate required speaking competencies through
satisfactory performance of three assigned speeches, active
participation in group discussions, and passing grades on written.
2. Demonstrate competency in listening with critical comprehension.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
Successful students will be able to:
1. Listen with literal comprehension of a speaker's main idea and
2. Listen with critical comprehension of a speaker's purpose,
audience, organizational style, and voice.
3. Craft a spoken message reflective of a specific audience and
purpose, including an introduction with a clear thesis, body
paragraphs with appropriate organizational style and effective
transitions, and a conclusion.
4. Deliver the message using clear articulation, vocal variety
appropriate to audience, and nonverbal behavior which supports the
5. Produce oral and written materials using correct standard American
English grammar and mechanics and appropriately attributed supporting
|Methods of Evaluation:
||Evaluation of student achievement of course materials is the
responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the
college. Detailed grading specifics are included in the expanded
syllabus developed by the particular instructor.
|| It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
|Student Email Accounts
||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
|| For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.