Communication is the most important activity in our lives. Speech communication is human communication—people speaking and listening to one another.
Speaking and listening are the most basic communication activities of our waking hours and therefore necessary for success in every aspect of life. The speech major in the Department of Fine Arts emphasizes communication as the foundation for all successful human activity.
The objective of the speech major is to equip you, the graduate, with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude in order for you to speak with and listen to others effectively, whether one-on-one, in a group, or part of a team. In other words, the objective is to make you an effective oral communicator.
Improving your oral communication skills through the study of speech will make you a much more valuable and effective professional asset to your employer, community, and nation. It will also improve the quality of your personal relationships, family communications, and play time.
A major, co-major, or minor in speech will prepare you for greater success, no matter what you choose as your profession or occupation.
For further information contact the Chair of the Performing & Visual Arts Department, David Cooper by email firstname.lastname@example.org.