Course Details

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Course Description*

This advanced-level course will give the student an introduction to the basic elements of creative writing, from prose fiction to poetry. This course begins with an introduction to the major elements of prose and moves across genres to examine similar modes and impulses in poetry. This course focuses on the fundamental principles such as plot, structure, character, voice, dialogue, description, and point of view. These principles are taught through lectures, class discussions, writing exercises, and in-depth critiques of student writing. A minimum of 20 hours of out of-class work will be required for this course and may include vocabulary study, assigned readings, essay writing, as well as textbook work.

Course Information

Class Dates:  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 4 weeks x 9 hours a week = 36 clock hours 4 weeks x 9 hours a week = 36 clock hours 4 weeks x 9 hours a week = 36 clock hours

 

Textbooks - Textbooks are mandatory, and the most current edition must be purchased by the end of the first week. 

If students are considering changes levels, they should not write in the book so that they can exchange it.

  • 21st Century Reading 3: Creative Thinking and Reading with TED Talks, Heinle, 2016, ISBN: 9781305265714

Program Goal 

B: English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts necessary for academic success in the content areas relative to professional settings.

Program Objective 

9 The student applies listening skills that demonstrate interpretation of spoken language in professional content areas.

10 The student engages in oral communication appropriate for instructional purposes in professional content areas.

11 The student applies reading skills that demonstrate interpretation of symbols and text in professional content areas.

12 The student applies writing skills that demonstrate writing for specific audiences in content areas.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes.

They include, but are not limited to:  

  • Students will be able to read advanced academic passages for comprehension and analysis. (PO11)
  • Students will be able to prepare and give effective presentations about topics in the fields of social science, natural science, or technology. (PO10)
  • Students will be able to understand how to interpret graphs and analyze statistical data. (PO11)
  • Students will be able to effectively incorporate peer feedback. (PO9)
  • Students will be able to write coherent and accurate research reports with appropriate academic register and correct citations. (PO12)

Tentative Course Outline

Session Book Assignments/Homework Final Evaluation
1 21st Century Reading 3: Creative Thinking and Reading with TED Talks TBD Project/Test
2 21st Century Reading 3: Creative Thinking and Reading with TED Talks TBD Project/Test
3 21st Century Reading 3: Creative Thinking and Reading with TED Talks TBD Project/Test

 

Participation - Students are graded on how well they participate in class.  Participation includes but is not limited to thoughtful and active participation in group and pair work, asking and answering questions and being prepared, alert, and attentive in class. Being prepared includes completing assigned homework, which the instructor will review in class. Cell phone use, leaving the classroom for extended periods of time and sleeping in class will be counted against your participation grade.

Assignments (In-Class/Homework) - Students will be assigned approximately 5 hours of out-of-class work per week.  Assignments may include logs, vocabulary study, memorization and practice, assigned readings, sentence, paragraph or essay writing, grammar assignments, textbook or handout exercises, and other practical English usage exercises.

Tests - The tests assess student competency of the skills and units covered in the course.  The tests are created in-house but are based on the text and information presented in class.

*Please note that this is a pilot program.