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James Ahern - Speech Communication

Welcome

Do you suffer from glossophobia? Are you required to take a speech course for your degree? Have you delayed taking a speech course until your last quarter at De Anza College?

Join us in a non-judgmental "workshop" where you can explore any fears you may have about public speaking. You'll receive constructive criticism about the content and delivery of your presentations from the instructor (one-on-one verbal and written) and from your peers.

You'll have many speaking opportunities to improve or polish your public speaking skills. If you're looking for a challenge, if you're striving to reach your potential as a public speaker, then this class may enable you to meet your needs.

Course:

Speech 1--Public Speaking

Course Description for Speech 1 (catalog): "Theory and techniques of public speaking in a democratic society. An introduction to a variety of perspectives and approaches used to research, organize, deliver, and evaluate public presentations."

Textbook: 

Beebe, Steven A., and Susan J. Beebe. A concise public speaking handbook (3rd Ed). Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2012. 

The course textbook can be purchased online with a downloadable version or with an online version:

A Concise Public Speaking Handbook, Third Edition

  Note to Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide the instructor with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five day notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS main number TTY:408.864.8748) or EDC advisor (864-8839 EDC main number). 

Schedule of Classes:

Summer Session 2014

Speech 1--Section 11--Public Speaking--MW--3:00 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. L45

Fall 2014

Speech 1--Section--Public Speaking--MW--12:30-2:20 p.m.

Speech 1--Section--Public Speaking--MW----2:30-4:20 p.m.

Office:  No office hours during summer session. (Compass Map)

Hours: No office hours during summer session.

E-mail:ahernjames@fhda.edu

Office Phone:408-864-8999 Ext. 3103



Contact
email Email: James Ahern
Phone: 408.864.8999x3103
Office hours: MW--4:25 to 4:55 p.m.

Office Location: L49

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 6/27/14