SPEECH (SPCH)

SPCH 101 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Principles and practices of composition and delivery of speeches for effective communication to diverse audiences.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

SPCH 201 - PERSUASIVE SPEAKING

Emphasis on construction and delivery of the persuasive speech; principles of audience analysis; sound logical arguments; and effective psychological appeal.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: SPCH 101

SPCH 204 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Dynamics of communication between two people or within small groups; understanding self and others; verbal and nonverbal communication; feedback, behavior patterns, and conflict.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

SPCH 230 - VOICE AND DICTION I

Basic training in development of responsive speaking mechanism; good voice quality, clear articulation, and standard pronunciation patterns; oral drill and practice.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: SPCH 101

SPCH 250 - MASS MEDIA AND ACCULTURATION

Problem-based learning course addressing various modes of acculturation observable between immigrant and/or marginalized populations and host cultures and the influence of mass media in the acculturation context. Students identify problems emergent from acculturation, consider problems relative to social justice concepts and develop problem solution options with emphasis on socially-just outcomes and the role mass media might assume in implementing such solutions.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Grounds for Change, Transformational Service Learning

Prerequisites: ENG 102

Course Notes: or higher.

SPCH 320 - INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

SPCH 345 - CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

Communication styles and characteristics of various cultural groups. Understanding and recognizing barriers (semantics, nonverbal behavior, stereotypes, and assumed similarities) that affect communication among cultures. Fulfills the non-Western requirement.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities, International Studies, Non-western Culture

Prerequisites: ENG 102

Course Notes: Sophomore standing

SPCH 353 - BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING

Advanced public speaking, interviewing, and presentation techniques adapted to problems and needs of business and other professions.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: SPCH 101

Course Notes: Sophomore standing

SPCH 355 - GLOBALIZATION, CULTURE, & MEDIA

This course examines the diverse and richly textured contemporary media landscape and the phenomenon of "global culture." Topics to be covered include: European mediaculture, Spanish-language media, Indian music and "Bollywood," Far-Eastern media, Al-Jazeera and the global news media.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: SPCH 101

SPCH 360 - ORGANIZATION COMMUNICATION II

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: SPCH 320

Course Notes: One additional 200-level communications course is required.

SPCH 380 - INTERVIEWING:THEORY-TECHNIQUE

Interviewing skills suitable for various settings and diverse participants. Employment, appraisal, reprimand, complaint, and persuasive, survey and exit interviews are addressed.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: SPCH 101

Course Notes: Sophomore standing

SPCH 392 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Focused course work dealing with a particular communications area of current interest or another emergent topic.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Humanities

Prerequisites: SPCH 101

Course Notes: Sophomore standing

SPCH 395 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Credits: 1-6

Attributes: Humanities

Course Notes: Consent of Department Head.