Comm 101: Fundamentals of Speech Communications

Section 025 (TTh 3:15-4:30 p.m.  Room MP312)
Section 738 (Th 6 - 9 p.m. Canyon County206)
Instructor: Dr. John R. Fisher
Phone: 426 2450
Email: jfisher@boisestate.edu
Office: Room 104 Communications Building
Office hours: MW 9:40-10:30 a.m. Tues 4:40-5:30 p.m.

Course Description:

Fundamental principles of effectively preparing, presenting and critically consuming messages in one-to-one, small group and public
speaking contexts. This course meets University General Education Area II Requirements.

Course evaluation:

Journal entries (5 journal entries)  (Example, Grading Sheet) 50 points
Impromptu speeches 100 points
Speech#1 (Informative) 100 points
Speech #2 (Persuasive) 100 points
In-class exercises 100 points
Show case 50 points
Group presentation (based on a movie) 50 points
Tests (for each chapter) 150 points
Midterm exam 150 points
Final exam 150 points
 

Textbook:
Judy C. Pearson and Paul E. Nelson. An Introduction to Human Communication: Understanding and Sharing, 8th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
 
 
Week Date  Chapter Notes
1
January 15, 17 1. Nature of Communication Test 1,Answers
2
January 22, 24 2. Perception, Self-Awareness [Notes] Test 2, Answers
3
January 29, 31 3. Verbal Communication [Notes] Test 3, Answers
4
February 5, 7 4. Nonverbal Communication [Notes] Test 4, Answers
Journal entries due Feb. 7
5
February 12, 14 5. Listening / Critical Thinking [Notes] Test 5, Answers
6
February 19, 21 11. Public speaking: Topic [Notes]
12. Finding information [Notes]
Test 11, Answers
Test 12, Answers
7
February 26, 28 13. Organizing your speech [Notes]
14. Delivery and resources
Test 13, Answers
Test 14, Answers
8
March 5, 7 Midterm Exam Weeks 1-7 PreTest,Answers
9
March 12, 14 15. Informative Speech Test 15, Answers
10
March 19, 21 16. Persuasive speaking Test 16, Answers
11
March 26, 28 No class
12
April 2, 4 6. Mass Communication Test 6, Answers
13
April 9, 11  7. Interpersonal Communication Test 7, Answers
14
April 16, 18 8. Intercultural Communication Test 8, Answers
15
April 23, 25 9. Small Group Discussion
10. Group leadership
Test 9, Answers
Test 10, Answers
16
April 30, May 2
Show case May 1
Canyon County Final pretest
Exam (chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16) 
Group Presentations, Potluck  (May 2)
Section 025 Final pretest
Group presentations, potluck (April 30)
Group presentations, exam (May 2)
17
May 7, 9 Dr. Krista Forrest of University of Nebraska at Kearny. "Sex, lies and false confessions: Factors that place you at risk during a police interrogation."
Monday, May 6 at 5 p.m. MP106