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SPEECH (SPCH)

205  Interpersonal Communication (3-0-3).  Designed to increase the student’s understanding and implementation of effective interpersonal (dyadic) communication behaviors and skills.  Examines basic verbal and nonverbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group, and work contexts.  Acquaints students with theoretical underpinnings of intercultural communication. 

208  Fundamentals of Speech (3-0-3). Develops proficiency in oral communications through the learning of basic forms, uses, and techniques of public speaking. Emphasis is on practical aspects of speech writing, listening, and oral presentations. PR: A grade of “C” or better in English 101.

300  Voice Training (3-0-3). Group and individual instruction in the effective use of the voice for public address, reading aloud, acting, broadcasting and other professional, vocational and/or personal interests.  Level of instruction varies in accordance with the needs of the individual.  PR:  SPCH 208.

310 Oral Interpretation (3-0-3).  Performance as a method of inquiry into the study of literary works.  Students will learn basic performance skills, become familiar with the language of literary analysis and explore the literary genres of prose, poetry, and dramatic literature.  PR:  SPCH 208 and ENGL 102.

325 Advanced Public Speaking (3-0-3).  Builds upon foundational material from Fundamentals of Speech (Speech 208).  An in-depth examination and application of careful, articulate, audience-focused public communication in a variety of contexts.  Designed to develop and sharpen public speaking sk8ills through presentation, observation, and analysis.  Careful research, organization, audience analysis, critical thinking, and effective delivery will be emphasized throughout the course.  Prepares students to enter the public dialogue from an ethical and theoretically grounded base.   PR:  SPCH 208.

340 Intercultural Communication (3-0-3).  Focuses on the importance of culture in our everyday lives, and the ways in which culture interrelates with and affects communication processes.  Designed to increase sensitivity to other cultures and to help the student to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries.  Emphasizes awareness of diverse cultural backgrounds (including their own) and the contexts (social, cultural, and historical) within which we live and communicate.  PR:  SPCH 205