There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no corequisites for this course.
||This comprehensive course studies the speech communication
principles involved in one-to-one interaction, family, social, and
occupational group communication, comprehensive listening, and
intrapersonal thought. Discussions and activities focus on
application of verbal and nonverbal communication to convey messages
about self, to create and maintain relationships, to improve academic
and professional performance, and to manage/resolve conflict, among
other concepts. Learning techniques may include formal and informal
presentations, role play, simulation, and small group participation.
Meets A.A. oral communications requirement.
- Wood, Julia. Interpersonal Communication - Everyday Encounters, 7th ed., Cengage Learning - Copyright 2010, 2011. ISBN: 9781111346409
||Students taking online sections of this course must:
1. Have reliable computer and Internet access throughout the
2. Have access to a reliable audio OR video recorder for
presentation recording. Students who video record their presentations
should have access to an audience of at least four people who are at
least 13 years old for live interaction during the presentation
3. Have the skills to record, edit, and convert audio from the audio
recorder to mp3 files OR have the skills to upload the video to
YouTube and submit the link to the online video.
4. Have a Yahoo or gmail e-mail account for submission of the mp3
files if recording in audio.
5. Be prepared to spend approximately nine hours each week on this
course for Spring and Fall terms. Sections offered during Summer and
Express terms require a higher number of coursework hours per week.
|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. To that end,
A. Systematically research, analyze, organize, and acknowledge
materials from a variety of sources, assessing bias and
distinguishing among facts, inferences, opinions, and
judgments, and presenting findings in speeches and in
B. Define and analyze problems, and create solutions for a
variety of issues.
II. Communication: Students will develop effective reading, writing,
speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and
on literal and figurative levels. To that end, they will:
A. Listen actively and demonstrate comprehension of
information and materials in speeches and in writing.
B. Deliver audience-centered speeches and presentations,
adapting speaking and writing to the requirements of the
assignment and audience.
C. Paraphrase and directly quote ideas and sources in speeches
and in writing.
VI. Social Skills: Students will develop and use skills and
that integrate the individual into society. To that end, they will:
A. Use language and express emotions that demonstrate respect
for others’ opinions.
B. Demonstrate understanding of the effects of intrapersonal
communication upon individual behavior and interpersonal
relationships, and participate in communication which
reflects that knowledge.
C. Recognize unethical behavior and avoid plagiarism in
preparation and presentation of all assignments.
D. Work effectively alone and with others to achieve goals.
Major Learning Outcomes:
1. Analytic and pragmatic knowledge of interpersonal communication
themes, including the communication process, intrapersonal
communication and self-concept, perception, emotion and clear
thinking, language barriers and bridges, nonverbal communication,
listening, managing interpersonal conflict, and effective
participation in group decision-making and problem solving.
2. Composition of public speeches including audience analysis,
researach, outlining, and practice.
3. Public speaking delivery skills include:
A. Proper use of standard American English.
B. Correct articulation and pronunciation.
C. Correct volume and vocal intonations.
D. Correct emphasis and vocal variety.
E. Suitable and effective body language.
4. Active listening skills through analysis of other student
speeches and additional exercises in literal and critical listening.
5. Knowledge of the speech communication process.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
Students will demonstrate competency in critical thinking skills,
interpersonal communication, social skills, and public speaking
through various written and oral assignments.
|Methods of Evaluation:
||Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.
These assignments may include, but are not limited to:
2. Active and effective class participation demonstrated through
both speaking and listening.
3. Written exam(s).
4. Graded presentation(s).
5. Analytical paper(s).
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish
the objectives specified in the course syllabus. Unforseen
circumstances may limit coverage of course objectives. Hence,
requirements are subject to change. When possible, students will be
notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
|| 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.