COMMUNICATION APPLICATIONS (SPEECH)
Coach Libby Pacheco
Conference & Tutorials Period: 2nd Period/ 5th Period Lunch
Communication Applications (Speech) is designed as a survey communications course. Students will not only develop their public speaking skills, but also study how and why we communicate with one another. They will make 7-8 oral presentations during the course of the semester. They will also have written work in conjunction with and preparation for these presentations.
The following materials will be required by the beginning of the second week of the semester:
School should be a reflection of the world away from school. Any business, including one using good communication skills, requires commitment and discipline from the persons it employs. Conduct of students in this class is expected to meet those requirements.
Class rules will be consistent with district and school policies. Those rules for behavior will be conveyed to students. They may include, but not be limited to attendance policies, homework completion policies, including late work, the use of electronic devices (cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, etc.), and the drinking of beverages in class. Other class procedures concerning student and teacher behaviors will be determined according to mutual agreements reached by the teacher and students.
OFFICE HOURS/ CONTACT INFORMATION
Students with special concerns or in need of extra assistance should refer to the schedule at the top of this syllabus. It is always a good idea to let me know at least one day prior to your arrival so that I can know to expect you.
Students may expect to receive one to three grades per week. They will range in emphasis from simple quizzes/assignments to major projects (speeches) or papers. The total six weeks grade will be based on this break down:
Summative Grading 60%
A. Book Quizzes & Exams
B. Final Speeches
Formative Grading 40%
A. Book assignments
B. Pre-speaking assignments
C. Pre-project assignments
SUBJECT CONTENT FOR CLASS
The student will examine how people communicate with those around them. The student will examine how persons communicate and relate to one another. The student will also acquire the skills necessary to successfully participate in that communication process, both formally and informally.
1st 6 Weeks:
® Basic Communication
® Communication Process
® Speech Structure
2nd 6 Weeks:
3rd 6 Weeks:
® Mass Communication