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SPCH  1311  Introduction to Speech Communication

Introduces basic human communication principles and theories embedded in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent.  3 credit hours.  (A)

 

SPCH  1315  Public Speaking

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.  Additionally, it includes student evaluation of speakers and speeches.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent.  3 credit hours.  (A)

 

SPCH  1318  Interpersonal Communication

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.  Additionally, this course focuses on interpersonal contexts such as gender communication, conflict, intercultural communication, and listening.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent.  3 credit hours.  (A)

 

SPCH  1321  Business and Professional Communication

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.  Additionally, it includes the relationship of communication to organizational conflict, management and international business; practice in conducting and participating in business interviews and presentations.  Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent.    3 credit hours.  (A)

 

SPCH  2335  Argumentation and Debate

This course introduces the students to various argumentation techniques.  The student will learn basic research skills and methods of cataloging evidence.  The student will learn to organize and present ideas in effective communication paradigms.  Individual debate and team formats will be demonstrated.  3 credit hours.  (A)

 

SPCH  2389  Academic Co-op Speech

Integrates on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in speech. In conjunction with class seminars, the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of speech.  Contact the Cooperative Work Experience Office. Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Reading and Writing; or equivalent.  3 credit hours.  (A)

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