Speech Communication Program (SPEEC)

  • SPEEC 0495 
    Prep College Speech-Non-Native Speakers

    3  credit hours

    This course is designed primarily to prepare students, whose first language is not English, for college-level speech courses. Introductory speaking exercises and speeches are included in the course work. This course is intended for students who are high school graduates and whose spoken English is most likely comprehensible to native speakers. May be repeated up to nine total credit hours. Prerequisite: English as a Second Language 0958 or equivalent, or consent of instructor recommended. (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 1100 (IAI C2 900)
    Fundamentals of Speech Communication

    3  credit hours

    A variety of experiences that develop basic concepts of the oral communication process. The class includes communication theory as well as speech preparation and delivery. Highly recommended: Prior to enrollment, student should have A) a satisfactory score, as determined by the English faculty, on an English Composition entrance test, and B) evidence of having met the Reading Competency Requirement. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 1110 
    Oral Interpretation

    3  credit hours

    Basic techniques of the oral performance of literature with emphasis on content analysis and performance. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 1120 
    Small-Group Communication

    3  credit hours

    Study of leadership, group process and interpersonal relations in the small group, conference and public forum. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 1140 (IAI MC 913)
    Public Relations

    3  credit hours

    This course is designed to introduce students to the public relations field. Covers topics from the nature of the work done by public relations practitioners to the description and use of the tools involved. Also, the various functions of public relations are examined including the overall process of research, planning and decision making, action and communication, and evaluation. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 1150 
    Introduction to Business Communication

    3  credit hours

    This course is designed to help students understand communication behaviors and concepts in order to develop effective communication skills in the business environment. It cover topics related to communication between employees and their supervisors, communication within work groups, and public communication. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 1160 
    Interpersonal Communication

    3  credit hours

    Study of basic principles and theories of interpersonal communication and their application in attraction, conflict, romantic relationships, friendship, and familial communication. (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 1190 
    Applied Forensics

    1  credit hour

    Participation in forensics program. Application of public speaking, oral interpretation and debate skills to competitive situations. This course may be taken four three times for credit. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (2 lab hours)

  • SPEEC 1800 
    Special Project

    3  credit hours

    Special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for the discipline. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, etc.) Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

  • SPEEC 1820 
    Selected Topics

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within Speech Communication to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 2130 
    Advanced Public Speaking

    3  credit hours

    An interactive course exploring persuasive and informative speech preparation and delivery. Students learn to use visual aids effectively, handle questions and answers, analyze communication events, and understand the media. Prerequisite: Speech Communication 1100 or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 2160 
    Argumentation and Debate

    3  credit hours

    Develops and improves argumentative and critical-thinking skills in communication settings. Topics include analysis of discourse, development of sound oral reasoning, proper methods of refutation, and the facilitation of argumentation in group situations. Through participation in various types of in-class debates and forums on current topics, students research topics, discover issues and formulate propositions as they apply to social and personal decision-making. Prerequisite: Speech Communication 1100 or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 2190 
    Forensics Theory and Practice

    3  credit hours

    Explores the pedagogy of competitive forensics (speech, debate and performance of literature). Topics include the history of forensics, event analysis and rule interpretation, topic invention, instruction techniques for each event, rehearsal and performance methodologies, and critical methodologies. Intended for the communications major, potential or current competitor, future judge and/or future coach. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 2200 
    Intercultural Communication

    3  credit hours

    Examines how culture influences the communication process. Investigates major theories of intercultural communication, the universal human processes that contribute to cultural differences, and the practical approaches to communicating more effectively with persons from other cultures. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 2210 
    Readers' Theater (Group Performance Lit

    3  credit hours

    This interactive course offers techniques in the oral presentation of literature by groups of two or more. Covers writing, adapting, acting and directing skills, and the use of readers' theater in elementary schools, counseling seminars, religious services and traditional entertainment. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • SPEEC 2800 
    Special Project

    3  credit hours

    Special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for the discipline, while building on academic knowledge and skills acquired in introductory-level classes. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of more complex discipline-related concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, etc.) Prerequisite: At least one other Speech Communication course or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One

  • SPEEC 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • SPEEC 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • SPEEC 2870 
    Internship (Transfer)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • SPEEC 2871 
    Internship - Advanced (Transfer)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Transfer). Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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