Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Important Information

Before you begin your course, please read the student handbook. It contains valuable information about our policies and procedures. If you have taken an online course with IU High School before, either on the old Dragon system or IU's Oncourse system, you will find that many procedures, including those for processing assignments, applying for exams, and checking on grades, have changed with the adoption of Canvas.

Unless otherwise specified, all exams are still proctored. Refer to the exam tips lessons and the student handbook for specific information about arranging to take your examinations.

We encourage you to use the Making a Schedule form to create a study schedule that will match your personal needs.

Useful Resources

The IUHS Help Portal has links to helpful information and learning resources that may help you do better in this course.

Tips for Success in Independent Study Courses is a printable document that contains in-depth advice about managing your time and studying course materials.

We strongly encourage you to read the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, which provides regulations governing the actions and interactions of all members of the university community.

Obtaining Textbooks

The following textbook is required for this course:

Essentials of Speech Communication by Sharon Franklin and Deborah J. Clark (Holt McDougal, 2001). ISBN: 978-0-618-04829-8

How to obtain your textbook.

Course Outline

Please complete and submit the student information form, found in the Assignments page.

If this is your first course in Canvas, please review these tips for getting started and explore the Student Tutorial.

Introduction: Be sure to read the course introduction before beginning any lessons.

Lesson 1: Analyzing Speeches
Lesson 1 Assignment

Lesson 2: Leadership and Interviewing (Part 1)
Lesson 2 Assignment

Lesson 3: Interviewing (Part 2) and Impromptu Speaking
Lesson 3 Assignment

Lesson 4: Persuasive Speeches and Arguments
Lesson 4 Assignment

Lesson 5: Media Messages and The War of the Worlds
Lesson 5 Assignment

Lesson 6: Informative Speeches
Lesson 6 Assignment

Lesson 7: Special Occasion Speeches
Lesson 7 Assignment

Lesson 8: Dramatic Performances
Lesson 8 Assignment

Lesson 9: Final Project: Demonstration Speech
Course Evaluation - Please complete along with your Final Assignment below. All responses are anonymous.
Lesson 9 Assignment


Course Summary:

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