INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 219 Oral Expression and Public Speaking Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 1 + 2 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Eldin Milak, Research Assistant Malissa Maria Mahmud and Eldin Milak Eldin Milak, Research Assistant
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ELT 219 is designed to help students further develop their public speaking and expression skills, with a focus on all the elements which need to be taken into account when crafting a speech or presenting in front of an audience. The course offers a review of main concepts and theories in the field of communication and rhetoric, as well as other relevant subjects, such as psychology and anthropology, all of which is intended to make students into better public speakers. Throughout the course, students will have the chance to apply what is presented theoretically in practice, receiving direct feedback from the course instructors and peers.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Upon successful completion of the course;
• Students will plan, arrange, and distinguish speeches for different purposes, including speeches that entertain, inform and persuade.
• Students will develop support, including researched authorities, for their speeches.
• Students will craft verbal and nonverbal messages to suit particular audiences and purposes.
• Students will deliver timed speeches before audiences and respond to audience questions.
• Students will evaluate their own and others\' speeches, identifying aspects of preparation, arrangement, critical thinking, and delivery.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Preliminary concepts: language, communication, and rhetoric
  2. Public speaking across centuries: the voices of history
  3. The making of a speech: what’s in an idea?
  4. The making of a speech: before you speak
  5. The making of a speech: in the spotlight + Speech 1
  6. The making of a speech: what is left unsaid + Speech 1
  7. Module 1 w/ Prof. Mahmud + Speech 1
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Module 2 w/ Prof. Mahmud + The basics of argumentation: the argument
  10. Module 3 w/ Prof. Mahmud + The basics of argumentation: proof and warrant
  11. Module 4 w/ Prof. Mahmud + The basics of argumentation: a case for pathos
  12. Module 5 w/ Prof. Mahmud + Ethics in speaking
  13. Module 6 w/ Prof. Mahmud + Speech II
  14. Module 7 w/ Prof. Mahmud + Speech II
  15. Final Exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Preliminary concepts: language, communication, and rhetoric
  2. Public speaking across centuries: the voices of history
  3. The making of a speech: what’s in an idea?

  1. The making of a speech: before you speak
  2. The making of a speech: in the spotlight + Speech 1
  3. The making of a speech: what is left unsaid + Speech 1
  4. Module 1 w/ Prof. Mahmud + Speech 1
  5. Midterm exam
  6. Module 2 w/ Prof. Mahmud + The basics of argumentation: the argument
  7. Module 3 w/ Prof. Mahmud + The basics of argumentation: proof and warrant
  8. Module 4 w/ Prof. Mahmud + The basics of argumentation: a case for pathos
  9. Module 5 w/ Prof. Mahmud + Ethics in speaking
  10. Module 6 w/ Prof. Mahmud + Speech II
  11. Module 7 w/ Prof. Mahmud + Speech II
  12. Final exam

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Practical Sessions
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)130
Presentation220
Class Deliverables110
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Developing confidence in public speaking
  • Improving skills to succeed as speakers
  • Dealing with a wide range of topics in preparing and delivering the speech
  • Addressing divergent audiences
  • Reducing and overcoming the fear of speaking in public
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Lucas, S. The Art of Public Speaking, 10th ed.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15115
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)133
Preparation for Midterm Examination11010
Preparation for Final Examination12525
Assignment / Homework/ Project 150
Seminar / Presentation22040
Total Workload: 125
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5