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Offered by Department of Communication
College of Fine Arts and Humanities

SPCH Courses

SPCH 100GS - Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Study and practice of principles of public speaking.
SPCH 154 - Cross-Cultural Communication - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Course designed to aid international student in knowledge of culture.
SPCH 201 - Classical Traditions in the Communicative Arts - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A study of the contributions of the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome to the arts of communication: rhetoric and oratory, theatre and interpretation, and a study of classical influences on modern communication.
SPCH 202 - Communication Concepts in Society - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A survey of the basic concepts of communication through application to different contexts and through examination of literature and methods in communication research.
SPCH 205 - Voice and Articulation - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Designed to improve voice articulation and projection.
SPCH 222 - Oral Interpretation of Literature - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Performing from great literature, developing close appreciation of the aesthetic elements of prose, poetry, and drama from the performing artist's viewpoint.
SPCH 230 - Nonverbal Communication - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Study of principles and effects of nonverbal communication.
SPCH 231 - Introduction to Forensics and Debate - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Study of debate and individual events procedures focused on skills of investigation and presentation.
SPCH 237 - Intercollegiate Debate and Forensics - 1-4 hours
Prereq: none
For students interested in intercollegiate debate and individual events tournaments.
SPCH 240 - Public Speaking for Professions and Business - 3 hours
Prereq: SPCH 100GS
Study and practice of the forms, style and delivery of public speaking in a business context.
SPCH 299 - Organizational Communication - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Studies in business and professional communication, conference and group process, leadership, motivation, and business presentations.
SPCH 300 - Interpersonal and Relational Communication - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Study of interpersonal and relational communication including the role of verbal and nonverbal communication in relationship development and maintenance, conflict management and interpersonal influence.
SPCH 332 - Logic Argumentation and Reasoning - 3 hours
Prereq: none
An examination of theories of practical logic with emphasis on rational decision making.
SPCH 360 - Persuasion and Propaganda - 3 hours
Prereq: none
The study and practice of persuasion.
SPCH 370 - Small Group Communication - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Study of small group communication theory and participation in various types of group discussion and activities.
SPCH 380 - Rhetorical Criticism - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Study of how to understand the consequences of persuasive communication, how to evaluate its quality, and how to be an effective agent of change.
SPCH 400 - The Teaching of Speech - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A methods course dealing with practical aspects of structuring and planning a speech-theatre program in the secondary schools.
SPCH 401/801P - Seminar: Special Topics - 1-3 hours
Prereq: none
Course work on a specific topic of communication designed by the teacher.
SPCH 450/850P - General Semantics (Language and Behavior) - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A study of the relationships of symbol systems to the development of personalities, organizations and societies.
SPCH 451/851P - Leadership Communication - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A study of the characteristics, styles, roles, and strategies of leaders with emphasis on parliamentary process.
SPCH 452/852P - Theories of Organizational Communication - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A study of major themes of communication within the organization: scientific, humanistic, systems decision making and communication approaches.
SPCH 453/853P - Interviewing - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Theories and techniques of interviewing, including information gathering, employment, appraisal and persuasive interviewing.
SPCH 454/854P - Intercultural Communication - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Study of communication across cultures.
SPCH 455/855P - Communication Training and Consulting - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A study of how to plan, conduct and evaluate communication training and development programs within the organization.
SPCH 456/856P - Rhetorical Theory - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Historical study of theories of persuasive communication from early Greek and Roman times.
SPCH 457/857P - Contemporary Rhetorical Theory - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Modern rhetorical theories.
SPCH 460 - Independent Study and Research - 1-4 hours
Prereq: none
Investigation of selected problems or topics on an individual basis. Obtain form from the Department office.
SPCH 475 - Internship - 1-9 hours
Prereq: permission of instructor, acceptance by a cooperating organization
In-depth study for advanced students through practical experience in the business and professional world in the area of speech communication.
SPCH 499 - Communication Theory - 3 hours
Prereq: SPCH 202, SPCH 370, SPCH 456 completed or 2 courses completed and 1 taken concurrently
An overview of theory and major theorists in the field of communication.

11 May 2007