KCB103 Strategic Speech Communication

Unit synopsis

This unit emphasises both the theory and practice of speech and interpersonal communication. It introduces theories of language, rhetoric and persuasion, which are interrelated to promote understanding and development of your communication skills. Classroom practice in simulated work situations will enhance the leadership skills you need to become articulate presenters in a range of contexts including personal presentations.

Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
Study area
Creative, design and performance
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Locations
Summer 1, 2017
20 November 2017 - 5 January 2018
  • Kelvin Grove
Semester 1, 2018
19 February 2018 - 22 June 2018
  • Kelvin Grove
Semester 2, 2018
23 July 2018 - 16 November 2018
  • Kelvin Grove

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2017: $793
2018: $820
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2017: $2,976
2018: $3,096
International student fee
2017: $3,336
2018: $3,612

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as part of our study abroad or exchange programs
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Equivalents
KCB213, KCD103

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Summer Semester details

Dates
20 November 2017 - 5 January 2018
Class days
Exact timetable details to be released in October.
Class times
null
Fee type
Tuition Fee
Restrictions
The unit is available to QUT, visiting and cross institutional students.
Notes
This is a summer tuition fee unit at the undergraduate level. Standard tuition fees apply. Eligible students may apply for FEE-HELP in eStudent.

Coordinator

Name
Lesley Irvine
Email
l.irvine@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 0411

Rationale

This unit emphasises both the theory and practice of speech and interpersonal communication. It introduces theories of language, rhetoric and persuasion, which are interrelated to promote understanding and development of your communication skills. Classroom practice in simulated work situations will enhance the leadership skills you need to become articulate presenters in a range of contexts including personal presentations.

Aims

The unit aims to develop in you:
1. an understanding of the theoretical concepts and practical application of rhetoric and interpersonal communication as an underpinning for effective and professional communication practices within the workplace.
2. the ability to be an articulate presenter, with a sense of self-awareness that allows for self-critique and continued growth.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate and present material in a professional and persuasive manner, both oral and written.
2. Discuss and analyse the rhetorical bases of persuasive speaking underpinning the choices a speaker makes in public presentations whether in a live situation or via the media.
3. Reflect on and appraise individual oral communication skills in both interpersonal and public contexts.

Content

This unit draws from the following areas:
- Meaning-making and the reality of construction.
- Theories of persuasion.
- Preparing for speaking - persuasive strategies.
- Persuasion in action - practical critiques.
- The big picture - image management.
- Non-verbal and verbal languages.

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit is taught using a mix of lectures and tutorial workshops. The lectures are designed to explore the theoretical concepts underpinning the areas of communication practice studied in this unit. Video and textual case studies of speakers are used to explore aspects of effective professional communication.

The tutorial and workshop exercises are designed to develop student understanding and competency in the skills required for successful communication practice. Simulations allow you to use the tutorials as a laboratory for real life professional situations. Material developed for this unit, as well as in-class exercises, provide the opportunity to study effective persuasion, and, importantly, allow you to reflect on your own practice.

The unit develops a distinctive, self-reflexive approach to learning to encourage independent critical inquiry, creativity and a commitment to professionalism. You are given the opportunity to practise and receive detailed feedback in tutorial sessions.

You are expected and encouraged to attend all scheduled class activities and show evidence each week of having studied the relevant readings.

Some tutorial sessions will be set aside for assessment items.

Assessment items

Name #1: Oral presentation & planning
DescriptionPersuasive oral exam. You will be required to prepare and present a powerfully persuasive 5-7 minute oral presentation to be presented in tutorial to your tutor and peers. You will also submit a written planning guide of your oral presentation reflecting on ideas discussed in lectures and tutorials.
Weighting50%
Due dateMid Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2 & 3
Name #2: Critique (written and oral)
DescriptionWritten take-home exam. You will view a recorded professional speech or presentation which you will rhetorically analyse. You will also analyse a speech of importance and present your findings in class through a short oral presentation.
Weighting50%
Due dateEnd Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1 & 2

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

Required Texts

McCarthy, P. and Hatcher, C. (2002) Speaking persuasively: The essential guide to giving dynamic presentations and speeches, 2nd Edition. Allen & Unwin.

Risk assessment statement

All students and staff are required to complete the Tier 1 CIF General Health and Safety Induction for access to campus buildings and facilities. This must be completed online.

http://blackboard.qut.edu.au/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_group=community&url=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fexecute%2FcourseMain%3Fcourse_id%3D_89661_1

There are no out of the ordinary risks associated with this unit.

Coordinator

Name
Lesley Irvine
Email
l.irvine@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 0411

Rationale

This unit emphasises both the theory and practice of speech and interpersonal communication. It introduces theories of language, rhetoric and persuasion, which are interrelated to promote understanding and development of your communication skills. Classroom practice in simulated work situations will enhance the leadership skills you need to become articulate presenters in a range of contexts including personal presentations.

Aims

The unit aims to develop in you:

  • an understanding of the theoretical concepts and practical application of rhetoric and interpersonal communication as an underpinning for effective and professional communication practices within the workplace, and
  • the ability to be an articulate presenter, with a sense of self-awareness that allows for self-critique and continued growth.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and present material in a professional and persuasive manner, both oral and written.

  2. Discuss and analyse the rhetorical bases of persuasive speaking underpinning the choices a speaker makes in public presentations whether in a live situation or via the media.

  3. Reflect on and appraise individual oral communication skills in both interpersonal and public contexts.

Content

This unit draws from the following areas:

  • meaning-making and the reality of construction
  • theories of persuasion
  • preparing for speaking – persuasive strategies
  • persuasion in action – practical critiques
  • the big picture – image management
  • non-verbal and verbal languages.

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit is taught using a mix of lectures and tutorial workshops. The lectures are designed to explore the theoretical concepts underpinning the areas of communication practice studied in this unit. Video and textual case studies of speakers are used to explore aspects of effective professional communication.

The tutorial and workshop exercises are designed to develop your understanding and competency in the skills required for successful communication practice. Simulations allow you to use the tutorials as a laboratory for real life professional situations. Material developed for this unit, as well as in-class exercises, provide the opportunity to study effective persuasion, and, importantly, allow you to reflect on your own practice.

The unit develops a distinctive, self-reflexive approach to learning to encourage independent critical inquiry, creativity and a commitment to professionalism. You are given the opportunity to practise and receive detailed feedback in tutorial sessions.

You are expected and encouraged to attend all scheduled class activities and show evidence each week of having studied the relevant readings.

Some tutorial sessions will be set aside for assessment items.

Assessment items

Name #1: Persuasive oral exam
DescriptionYou will be required to prepare and present a powerfully persuasive 5-7 minute oral presentation to be presented in tutorial to your tutor and peers. You will also submit a written planning guide of your oral presentation reflecting on ideas discussed in lectures and tutorials.
Weighting50%
Due dateMid-Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3
Name #2: Critique (written and oral)
DescriptionYou will view a recorded professional speech or presentation which you will rhetorically analyse. You will also analyse a speech of importance and present your findings in class through a short oral presentation.
Weighting50%
Due dateLate Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2,3

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

Required Texts

McCarthy, P. and Hatcher, C. (2002) Speaking persuasively: The essential guide to giving dynamic presentations and speeches, 2nd Edition. Allen & Unwin.

Risk assessment statement

All students and staff are required to complete the Tier 1 CIF General Health and Safety Induction for access to campus buildings and facilities. This must be completed online.

There are no out of the ordinary risks associated with this unit.

Coordinator

Name
Lesley Irvine
Email
l.irvine@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 0411

Rationale

This unit emphasises both the theory and practice of speech and interpersonal communication. It introduces theories of language, rhetoric and persuasion, which are interrelated to promote understanding and development of your communication skills. Classroom practice in simulated work situations will enhance the leadership skills you need to become articulate presenters in a range of contexts including personal presentations.

Aims

The unit aims to develop in you:

  • an understanding of the theoretical concepts and practical application of rhetoric and interpersonal communication as an underpinning for effective and professional communication practices within the workplace, and
  • the ability to be an articulate presenter, with a sense of self-awareness that allows for self-critique and continued growth.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and present material in a professional and persuasive manner, both oral and written.

  2. Discuss and analyse the rhetorical bases of persuasive speaking underpinning the choices a speaker makes in public presentations whether in a live situation or via the media.

  3. Reflect on and appraise individual oral communication skills in both interpersonal and public contexts.

Content

This unit draws from the following areas:

  • meaning-making and the reality of construction
  • theories of persuasion
  • preparing for speaking – persuasive strategies
  • persuasion in action – practical critiques
  • the big picture – image management
  • non-verbal and verbal languages.

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit is taught using a mix of lectures and tutorial workshops. The lectures are designed to explore the theoretical concepts underpinning the areas of communication practice studied in this unit. Video and textual case studies of speakers are used to explore aspects of effective professional communication.

The tutorial and workshop exercises are designed to develop your understanding and competency in the skills required for successful communication practice. Simulations allow you to use the tutorials as a laboratory for real life professional situations. Material developed for this unit, as well as in-class exercises, provide the opportunity to study effective persuasion, and, importantly, allow you to reflect on your own practice.

The unit develops a distinctive, self-reflexive approach to learning to encourage independent critical inquiry, creativity and a commitment to professionalism. You are given the opportunity to practise and receive detailed feedback in tutorial sessions.

You are expected and encouraged to attend all scheduled class activities and show evidence each week of having studied the relevant readings.

Some tutorial sessions will be set aside for assessment items.

Assessment items

Name #1: Persuasive oral exam
DescriptionYou will be required to prepare and present a powerfully persuasive 5-7 minute oral presentation to be presented in tutorial to your tutor and peers. You will also submit a written planning guide of your oral presentation reflecting on ideas discussed in lectures and tutorials.
Weighting50%
Due dateMid-Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3
Name #2: Critique (written and oral)
DescriptionYou will view a recorded professional speech or presentation which you will rhetorically analyse. You will also analyse a speech of importance and present your findings in class through a short oral presentation.
Weighting50%
Due dateLate Semester
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2,3

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

Required Texts

McCarthy, P. and Hatcher, C. (2002) Speaking persuasively: The essential guide to giving dynamic presentations and speeches, 2nd Edition. Allen & Unwin.

Risk assessment statement

All students and staff are required to complete the Tier 1 CIF General Health and Safety Induction for access to campus buildings and facilities. This must be completed online.

There are no out of the ordinary risks associated with this unit.

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