Feb 01, 2023
SPC 101 - Fund of Oral Communication Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Explores the fundamentals of oral communication through the study and practice of interpersonal and small group communication and the composition and delivery of short speeches.
- Explain the transactional nature of the communication process
- Identify the components of the process
- Use the transactional model to describe a communication event
- Explain how perceptions influence human communication
- List ways the perception of self and others influences communication
- Explain how elements of the perception process affect message meanings.
- Use perception checking to improve the accuracy of perceptions and reduce misunderstandings
- Describe relationships between verbal and non-verbal messages in communication
- Explain how nonverbal behaviors function to create meaning in communication
- Identify main categories of nonverbal messages
- Apply nonverbal behaviors congruent with verbal messages
- Demonstrate appropriate language in a variety of contexts
- Employ the vocabulary and grammar of standard American English
- Avoid use of language which is prejudiced, sexist, or otherwise offensive
- Use language appropriate to the speaker, audience and occasion.
- Adapt language appropriately to the nature of the relationship
- Demonstrate ways cultural diversity affects interpersonal communication and public speaking
- Demonstrate through language and nonverbal behavior a position of being ‘other-oriented’ when interacting with others
- Analyze your audience in terms of cultural diversity
- Demonstrate active listening skills
- Identify types and levels of listening ability
- Provide feedback relevant to speaker, message and situation
- Analyze speeches from a listener’s point of view
- Perceive speech purpose and plan
- Recognize main ideas and their support
- Distinguish among arguments tased in ethos, logos, and pathos.
- Recognize incongruencies between a speaker’s verbal and nonverbal messages
- Give feedback on the effectiveness of speech communication according to standards/criteria of performance.
- Analyze how communication functions in relationships
- Describe communication associated with levels of relationship formation
- Identify interpersonal skills associated with creating positive communication climates
- Use self-disclosing communication to enhance interpersonal relationships
- Name cause of interpersonal conflict and strategies for conflict resolution
- Identify characteristics and functions of small groups
- Participate in problem-solving and/or decision-making groups
- Use one or more recognized approaches to problem solving in groups
- List guidelines for promoting effective participation in group discussion and problem solving
- Identify communication behaviors characteristic of roles in groups
- Describe communication behaviors associated with task, social/maintenance, and negative role formation
- Describe communication behaviors of effective group leaders
- Develop a topic according to purpose and audience
- Generate a specific purpose statement relevant to the context and the general purpose
- Employ methods for analyzing characteristics of audiences
- Organize information and ideas appropriately
- Use a thesis as a planning tool
- Choose from one of several commonly used organizational patterns
- Use transitions for clarity and movement
- Creates an outline for the informative and persuasive speeches.
- Uses standard outline notation and alignment with correct coordination and subordination.
- Includes an introduction, body, and conclusion
- Develop main ideas specifically and coherently
- Select supporting materials that meet criteria of relevance, validity and logic
- Adapt support material to listeners
- In addition to personal experience, incorporates support from research and cites it both orally in speech and in writing on the outline.
- Distinguish between main points and supporting materials
- Deliver informative and persuasive speeches in an extemporaneous style
- Use physical behaviors supportive of the verbal message.
- Use vocal variety in rate, pitch, and intensity to clarify meaning and promote interest
- Speak articulately and directly in a naturally expressive style
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