Speech (SPCH)

SPCH 101 Interpersonal Communications3 Credits

Exploration of multiple aspects of human behavior including the communication process, perception, verbal and nonverbal communication, diversity and adapting to others, conflict, culture, and relationships in personal/professional contexts.

Essential Learning Categories: Social and Behavioral Sciences

SPCH 102 Speechmaking3 Credits

The preparation, organization, and delivery of a speech.

Essential Learning Categories: Humanities

SPCH 112 Voice and Diction3 Credits

The use of the speaking voice emphasizing voice placement, speech sounds, breath control, projection, and the phonetic alphabet. Recommended for theatre majors, teachers, prelaw, ministers and business majors.

SPCH 196 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

SPCH 203 Persuasion3 Credits

Open discussions on the ethics, process, and application of everyday use of persuasion; how it applies to our advertisements, politics, and friendships; preparation for debate.

Prerequisites: SPCH 102.

SPCH 241 Oral Interpretation3 Credits

The reading aloud of prose, poetry, and essays with the intention of conveying the author's ideas to a listening audience.

SPCH 296 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

SPCH 303 Nonverbal Communication3 Credits

The opportunity to observe, record and interpret the nonverbal dimensions of communication behavior and the opportunity to enhance awareness and skill in nonverbal communication behavior in mass media, law, theatre, group dynamics, etc.

SPCH 304 Communication and Conflict3 Credits

The nature of conflict, conflict structure, conflict styles, and the use of power in conflicts. Application of theories to analyze and set goals to plan strategies and tactics. Study of intervention principles and practices.

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.

SPCH 305 Communication: Culture, Diversity and Gender3 Credits

Research and practical application to facilitate constructive relationships with individuals from other countries, with individuals from sub-cultures within our culture, and with individuals of the opposite sex.

Prerequisites: SPCH 101.

SPCH 306 Communication and Leadership3 Credits

Study of communication styles of great leaders from every field of endeavor to determine the sources of their influence over the behaviors, thoughts, and feelings of their followers. Included will be study of the historical environments that gave rise to each leader's style.

Prerequisites: SPCH 101.

SPCH 308 Argumentation and Debate3 Credits

Research and development of various types of debate such as student congress, mock trial, value debate, etc., using national and international topics of current interest.

Prerequisites: SPCH 102 or SPCH 203 or permission of instructor.

SPCH 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

SPCH 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

SPCH 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

SPCH 496 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.