*If your phone does ring, turn it off immediately. Do NOT answer it! Repeated incidents of
electronic device disruptions may result in any of the following measures: confiscation of the
offending item, dismissal from the class, and/or a pop quiz for the entire class. If you must have
your phone on for emergency or work reasons, talk with me about this outside of class.
Students are responsible for dropping courses they no longer wish to be enrolled in. Do not
assume the instructor will drop you if you simply stop attending class. If you do drop a course,
print the page as verification of having executed the drop.
Academic Dishonesty Policy: Anyone caught passing off someone else’s work, words, or ideas
as his or her own can be failed. Additionally, students working together on assignments, quizzes,
or examinations when they are expected to work independently (this includes work done on
BlackBoard) are also violating academic honesty policies. (See the catalog and student handbook
for more information.)
Academic Accommodation: If you have a verified need for an academic accommodation or
materials in alternate media (i.e.: Braille, large print, electronic text, etc.) per the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, please contact your instructor as soon
Chapters are to be read prior to coming to class the first day of the week they are assigned.
Week One Chapter 1
Monday, January 14 Overview and Introduction
Wednesday, January 16 Public Speaking Basics
Week Two Chapters 2 & 3 Quiz #1
Monday, January 21 NO CLASS—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 23 Assign Introductory Speech