Course Descriptions

SPCH1311 Introduction to Speech Communication      3:3:0

Introduces basic human communication principles and theories embedded in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.
Prerequisites: TSI satisfied in Reading or concurrent enrollment in READ 0306 or READ 0307.

SPCH 1315. Public Speaking           3:3:0

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.
Prerequisites:  TSI satisfied in Reading or concurrent enrollment in READ 0306 or READ 0307

SPCH 1318. Interpersonal Communication.                                          3:3:0

Application of communication theory to interpersonal relationship development, maintenance, and termination in relationship contexts including friendships, romantic partners, families, and relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
Prerequisites: THEA reading requirement net or concurrent enrollment in READ 0307.

SPCH 1321. Business and Professional Communication                                 3:3:0

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.
Prerequisites: THEA reading requirements met or concurrent enrollment in READ 0307.

SPCH 1342. Voice and Diction.                              3:3:0

Physiology and mechanics of effective voice production with practice in articulations, pronunciation, and enunciation.
Prerequisites: TSI satisfied in Reading and Writing

SPCH 2341. Oral Interpretation.                                                              3:3:0

Theories and techniques in analyzing and interpreting literature.  Preparation and presentation of various literary forms.  This is a skill development course that focuses on effectively reading and performing from the printed page.  Vocal characterization and movement are developed along with analysis of literature.  
Prerequisites: TSI satisfied in Reading or concurrent enrollment in READ 0307.

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