Course syllabus RE - Rhetoric (ŠAVŠ - SS 2016/2017)

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Course title: Rhetoric
Semester: SS 2016/2017
Course supervisor: doc. PhDr. Karel Pavlica, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Human Resources Management (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: not Bachelor state examination
Time allowance: full-time, 0/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/8 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study: consulting
Form of teaching: seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Classified fulfillment of requirements (2 credits)
Course objective:
The course is organized as a series of seminars. Attention is paid to a spoken address within a context of interpersonal communication. The seminars are focused on both an explanation of the principles and rules of effective speeches and their application in practice. Knowledge and skills are acquired by the means of experiential learning what demands a high degree of the students involvement.
Course methods: Short lectures, practical exercises,simulations, group discussions, individual presentations.
Course content:
1.Introduction (allowance 0/2)
a.Importance of rhetorics
b.Basic principles and rules of a speech
c.Course assessment system
d.Short unprepared presenations I

2.Presentation (allowance 0/2)
a.Goals of presentation
b.Analysis of the audience
c.Invention and creativity in presentation
d.Short unprepared presentations II

3.Organizing a presentation. (allowance 0/2)
a.Presentation organization techniques
b.Short unprepared presentations III

4.Audience, their attention and memory (allowance 0/2)
a.Working with audience attention
b.Influencing audience memory
c.Short prepared presentations I

5.Presentation styles (allowance 0/2)
a.Presentation styles
b.Short prepared presentations II

6.Delivering a presentation (allowance 0/2)
a.Presentation technique
b.Voice hygiene
c.Short prepared presentations III

7.Nonverbal communication (allowance 0/2)
a.Nonverbal part of presentation
b.Reserve term for apologized short prepared presentations

8.Communication in small groups (allowance 0/2)
a.Specific aspects and phenomena of intragroup communication
b.Formal and informal communication

9.Debate (allowance 0/2)
a.Debate rules and principles
b.Debate formats

10.Stage-fright and persuasion (allowance 0/2)
a.Coping with public speaking anxiety
b.Logical thinking and argumentation

11.Presentation of the prepared speeches, discussion, group assessment of the presentations I (allowance 0/2)
12.Presentation of the prepared speeches, discussion, group assessment of the presentations II (allowance 0/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student will be able to:
-Will be able to conduct a critical analysis of both his/her own and other person´s speech
-Will prepare and present a speech on an assigned topic
-Will understand the basic ways how to lead and design a debate

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials24 h8 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)0 h2 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation10 h16 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work0 h14 h
preparation of the final presentations22 h16 h
Total56 h56 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendanceCombined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation60 %20 %
Term paper0 %40 %
final presentation with discussion40 %40 %
Total100 %100 %
Course completion:
In accordance to ECTS system the final grade is derived from the number of the received points. Details of this system will be explained during the first seminar.

Active presence and participation on seminars: 30 points
Short presentation with and without a preparation: 20 points
Participation in discussions: 10 points
Final presentation and discussion: 40 points
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
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Reading list:
Language of instruction: Czech
DE VITO, J A. Základy mezilidské komunikace. 6th ed. Praha: GRADA, 2008. 502 p. ISBN 978-80-247-2018-0.
HIERHOLD, E. Rétorika a prezentace.: 7. aktualizované vydání. 7th ed. Praha: GRADA, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2423-2.

LUCAS, S. The Art of Public Speaking. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, WS 2015/2016   (and older)
Course tutor: Mgr. Jakub Černý (examiner, instructor)
Mgr. Ing. Pavel Král, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
doc. PhDr. Karel Pavlica, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech, English
Room: Mladá Boleslav

Last modification made by Ing. Zuzana Hejhalová on 01/31/2017.

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