Lecture Two CALS 001/183 Foundations: Communication Methods, Lecture Outline
Week of Sept 12 - Friday 16, 2016.

CALS 001: Students go to one lecture and one lab per week
Lecture A (CRN 90118) Mondays 1:10 - 2:00pm 102 Aiken
Lecture B (CRN 90119) Wednesdays 1:10 - 2:00pm 102 Aiken
Lecture C (CRN 91947) Fridays 1:10 - 2:00pm 102 Aiken
Lecture D (CRN 91948) Tuesdays 1:15-2:30pm 315 L/L Cm
Lecture E (CRN 94217) Mondays 2:20-3:10pm Dewey 314

CALS 183: Students go to one lecture and one lab per week
Lecture A (CRN 90133) Tuesdays 2:50-4:05pm L/L Commons 315
Lecture B (CRN 91232) Thursdays 1:15-2:30pm L/L Commons 315

Please put away all electronic devices (laptops, smart phones, Ipods, etc.) and take out something to write with and paper.


Assignments & Announcements:

  1. Practice your dramatic reading or informational presentation in front of others and get feedback.
  2. Read Present Yourself, Chapters 4-6.  Quiz on Present Yourself will be Sept 26-30 in lecture.
  3. Get Flash Drive (2+ Gigs) and bring to lab when you present your Dramatic Reading.
  4. Check Syllabus (CALS 001, CALS 183) speaking schedule for when you are presenting and your lab role.
  5. Select a topic for your Informational Presentation, construct your presentation, and practice.
  6. Watch The secrets of great public speaking: Chris Anderson, TED originator.
  7. Outside Speech Critique assignment.  UVM lecture calendar site.
  8. Class Attendance Policy from syllabus: "Unexcused absences from lecture or lab result in 1% reduction of your final course grade for each unexcused absence.  Attendance will be taken each lecture and lab.  If you are late, you will be marked absent.  This is not a class to cut and get notes from someone else. This is a class where you must come to lecture and lab a few minutes early every time and be ready to participate for the entire lecture or lab.  Athletes are excused only for Varsity Games (and work is expected to be made up within one week).  No students have earned an A in this course who have had more than two unexcused absences. If you can not make a class, you must notify your instructor before the class.  Notification after the class will result in a zero for that class and assignment.  If you miss a speaking assignment without notifying your instructor before the class or if you miss a speaking assignment because you were not prepared, you will earn a zero for that assignment. Only extreme legitimate prior-notification absences (death in the family, serious illness, or accident) will be made up.  For an excuse to be legitimate you must contact your college's Deans office (for CALS Deans Office Rose Laba, 656-0289, rlaba@uvm.edu) and they will notify Dr. Leonard.  This should be a very rare occurrence.  The TAs and Dr. Leonard need to hear from the Deans Office for an excuse to be legitimate."  
  9. CALS 001 students, visit with your academic advisor and have them sign the Advisor Meeting FormJoin a club or organization.


The single most important thing to do in preparing to speak: Practice in front of others and get feedback!

Dramatic Reading Critique sheet, Questions?

Informational Presentation Critique sheet, Informational presentations begin in lab Monday September 26.

TED Talk by Ric Elias

Critique "Tsunami" informational speech

Critique "Eating with your Hands" speech