Text Verderber, Kathleen S., Rudolph F. Verderber, and Deanna D. Sellnow. Communicate! 13th ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2010. University of Hawaii Bookstores
Your own computer equipped with web camera, sound and Google + Google Hangout, Google presentations and Google Docs.
A Youtube account and a digital camera or recording device.
Professional clothes to wear during speech presentation.
A =90-100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = 0-59%
PROJECT 1 - INTRODUCTION 10%
PROJECT 2-GROUP PROJECT 15%
PROJECT 3-INFORMATIVE SPEECH 15%
PROJECT 4-PERSUASIVE SPEECH 15%
PROJECT 5-PEER CRITIQUES 10%
PROJECT 6- SKILLS DEMONSTRATION 15%
LESSONS AND EXAMS 10%
COURSE POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
You must present live or submit a digital recording for the group project, informative speech, persuasive speech and the skills demonstration to pass this class.
Due DATES: Because this is an online class, I try to be flexible with the due dates. Your projects must be posted on your Google+ stream before midnight on the due date. You will not know how to complete the projects if you do not do the reading and complete the lessons. Each lesson has an exam. All lessons are due on the dates listed in the schedule.
Peer Grading: Honesty , effort and fairness are required as some of the assignments require that you evaluate other students.
Speech outlines must be in a full sentence outline format. Outlines must be properly formatted, beginning with roman numerals, based on adequate research with a minimum of four source citations properly referenced in the outline. All outlines should contain a bibliography in MLA Format.
Books, tapes and CD’s are available at the Kauai Community College reference desk. The books on the shelf in LRC 130 are for your use- Borrow and return on a trust and share system.
Extra credit is available if you show a proactive approach to your own success. Get an ok from your instructor, and then proceed as a self-directed learner. For example, you might arrange to speak in public at an open mike event, a toastmasters meeting, a church event, a community gathering, a high-school or college event. You can also choose to write a research paper on a communications topic.
Practice and peer support are vital to this course. In addition to your coursework each week you should plan to practice at least one hour with your support partner(s).
Kauai Community College is fully ADAAA compliant. If you have needs that require special accommodations, please contact your home campus Disabilities Office to voluntarily disclose and provide substantiating evidence. Smartphone users with a QR code reader application may also access the University of Hawaii Kokua website by pointing their camera at the QR code.
Kauai Community College disability office can be reached at 245-8212. For students whose home campus is NOT Kauai Community College, your campus contact information can be found at the University of Hawaii Kokua website located at URL http://goo.gl/Jjpwkp
Attitude is important. Courtesy and consideration of others are required.
The KCC Student Conduct Code (available at the office of Student Services) regarding Academic Dishonesty, Cheating and Plagiarism will be enforced in this class. Any plagiarized work will receive a zero grade and will be reported to KCC administration.
Help is available. Some of the tutors may be able to answer questions about Google+ and youtube technology. Most campuses also have an instructional technologist who can also be of assistance.