Public Address
CRN: 30180
16 Weeks - Distance Education course

On Campus Requirements
Mandatory on-campus presentations on the following Tuesdays: March 18, April 22, and May 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM in ED 205.  

Mandatory on-campus
final exam.

If unable to attend all on-campus meetings, please do not register for this class.

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Name  Tasha Van Horn
Phone  (626) 852-8093
Location  ED 216A

PLEASE NOTE: I uphold academic integrity and am committed to your learning. As a result, this course requires your responsibility and commitment to learn, including completion of all assignments. This course is a general education course that requires a lot of work; for each 3-unit course, it is recommended that a student ought to devote 135 hours to this course.  Please do not enroll in this course unless you are committed to complete it.

Welcome to our class! This class starts February 19, so starting reading the assignment and schedule links and follow its directions. Failure to complete each week's assignments on time may result in being dropped from this course. Please note our required on-campus speech presentation dates and times; you must be present for the entire class meeting time. Failure to present your speech on our required speaking dates will result in failure of this course. It is your responsibility to attend the entire class period on our required meeting dates.

Please read the MySpeechLab link on our course website. Be sure to read the instructions for our course below the log-in instructions.

Be sure to check the assignment link and complete all assignments for week one. Week one's assignment is due Sunday, by midnight. Failure to complete all the weekly assignments may result in being dropped from the course.

PLEASE NOTE: When you email professor Van Horn regarding our distance ed course, please put DE as the first word in all your email subject lines. Thank you.

Next week's assignments will be posted by Monday by 7:00 p.m. so be sure to check the assignment link early in the week.

Require textbooks for this course are:

Beebe, S. & Beebe, S. (2010). Public Speaking Handbook (3rd ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon. Citrus College Custom MySpeechLab publisher’s password card required. See course website for details on purchasing options.

As your instructor, I am here to help you learn and improve. Your success in this class matters to me and will be the result of our team effort. For my part, I will work hard to make this class an enjoyable and valuable learning experience. Feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance to you.

Details regarding the course are set forth in the class website (see below).  

Best Wishes,
Professor Van Horn :)

Email Accounts 
You will need to use your official Citrus College issued email account. Your email is established when you are registered for classes. You must have access to your email account prior to starting the class.  

Blackboard and WingSpan Information
(Notice:  All Blackboard courses will be available on the first day of classes)
Blackboard --> 
WingSpan -->  
  • Your WingSpan ID becomes your Blackboard Username
  • Your WingSpan PIN (Personal Identification Number) becomes your Blackboard password
  • To change your PIN/password requires, change it in WingSpan
  • Data will be transferred from WingSpan to Blackboard on a regular basis

Once you get to the Blackboard welcome page, click on the Public Address course link on the right, and you will go to the course site. Familiarize yourself with the course site and if you have any questions please email your instructor with your concerns. Get your textbook and get started with your initial assignments. A major key to your success in this course will be keeping up with both the reading and the other assignments.   


If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with your instructor by email. Be sure to allow at least one week for appropriate accommodations to be arranged.