Speech (SPCH)

SPCH 1311

Introduction to Speech Communication

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course introduces basic human communication principles and theories embedded in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.

Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading, or equivalent.

SPCH 1315

Public Speaking

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course covers the application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context, with emphasis on audience analysis, speaker delivery, ethics of communication, cultural diversity, and speech organizational techniques to develop students’ speaking abilities, as well as ability to effectively evaluate oral presentations.

Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading, or equivalent.

SPCH 1318

Interpersonal Communications

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course covers the application of communication theory to interpersonal relationship development, maintenance, and termination in the relationship contexts including friendships, romantic partners, families, and relationships with co-workers and supervisors.

Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading, or equivalent.

SPCH 1321

Business and Professional Communication

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is the study and application of communication within the business and professional context. Special emphasis will be given to communication competencies in presentations, dyads, teams and technologically mediated formats.

Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading, or equivalent.

SPCH 2333

Discussion and Small Group Communication

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course studies discussion and small group theories and techniques as they relate to group process and interaction.

Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading, or equivalent.

SPCH 2335

Argumentation and Debate

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course emphasizes theories and practice in argumentation and debate including analysis, reasoning, organization, evidence and refutation.

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1301.

SPCH 2389

Academic Cooperative

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0

This course is an instructional program designed to integrate oncampus study with practical handson work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of speech.

Prerequisite: Permission from the department.