SPEECH 1010 2 credits Public Speaking
Students learn the fundamental theories and concepts of public communication and practice researching topics, organizing material, and presenting speeches with accompanying appropriate and natural nonverbal communication.
Components: Lecture
GE: Speech
SPEECH 1250 3 credits Professional Speaking
Students learn public speaking theory and concepts of communication in the professional setting. Through major-related assignments they practice audience analysis, topic research, organization, delivery, and evaluation of public presentations. This course includes a special emphasis on technology enhanced presentations
Components: Lecture
GE: Speech
SPEECH 2010 3 credits Speech Communication for Teachers
This course focuses on all facets of speech communication vital to teachers in the classroom. Student activities include simulated instructional presentations.
Components: Lecture
GE: Speech
SPEECH 2250 3 credits Communication & Leadership in Small Groups
Students study contemporary theories and concepts surrounding communication in small groups. Students lead, participate in, and observe small group activities such as project planning, decision making, and task completion.
Components: Lecture
GE: Speech
SPEECH 2300 3 credits Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Students study the theory and practice of intercultural communication. The primary objective of the course is to understand how culture effects communication.
Components: Lecture
GE: International Education
SPEECH 2500 1 - 3 credits Topics in Speech
In depth study of topics of interest in speech communication. The topic to be studied will be identified in the course title.
Components: Lecture
SPEECH 3010 1 credit Directed Studies in Forensics
Students apply effective oral communication skills by participating in the forensics program as competitive speakers, as tournament managers, and as tournament judges.
Components: Independent Study
SPEECH 3250 3 credits Interpersonal Communication
The study of human communication and relationships. Contemporary theories and basic concepts concerning interpersonal communication are covered with an emphasis on dyadic communication.
Components: Lecture
GE: "Social Sciences, Speech
SPEECH 3500 3 credits Persuasion and Argumentation
Students are taught to critically evaluate, write, and orally present persuasive messages. Contemporary theories of persuasion are covered. Students end the semester by preparing and participating in a formal debate.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: SPEECH 1010
SPEECH 3990 3 credits Teaching Methods in Speech Communication
Students learn curriculum, test & measurement, setting course objectives, and setting course structure for drama, speech, debate, and other speech related courses and activities.
Components: Lecture
SPEECH 4010 3 credits Public Address and Speech Writing
Students study great speeches and speakers primarily of the 20th Century while learning to write and deliver polished presentations for various occasions. Students will learn to write speeches for themselves and for another speaker. Topics covered will include: audience analysis, appropriate content; language style; nonverbal delivery.
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: SPEECH 1010
SPEECH 4020 3 credits History and Theory of Rhetoric
This course is designed for students who will use and/or teach rhetoric strategies and structures in the professional world. From speech and communication theory to the teaching of critical and interpretational writing and reading, the study of rhetoric's place in the history of ideas will help students to understand the place and power of language in the university and the professional work place. (Occasionally)
Components: Lecture
Cross Offerings: ENGLISH 4020
GE: Humanities-2nd course only
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1130 and ENGLISH 1230
SPEECH 4250 3 credits Senior Seminar
Students participate in a seminar on selected topics in the field of speech communication.
Components: Seminar
SPEECH 4500 3 credits Communication Theory
Students learn to build their own theory of communication while studying the major schools of thought about theory, knowledge, and being as well as major theories concerning communication in a variety of contexts.
Components: Lecture
SPEECH 4990 1 - 3 credits Independent Study
Under the direction of a faculty member, the student completes study and assignments covering a specific speech-related subject, not offered in regularly scheduled courses.
Components: Independent Study