Speech Course Descriptions

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year.  Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice.  Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.


SP 111
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students practice public communication skills both as presenters and as involved audience members. Students learn to research, organize, and deliver the major types of speeches.

 

SP 112
PERSUASIVE SPEECH

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students study and apply persuasion for a variety of purposes including ethos assessment, irony, stumping and the jeremiad. Students become aware of prevalence of persuasion. Prerequisite: SP 111.

 

SP 115
INTRODUCTION TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students explore stereotypes, general attitudes, values, life styles, cultural and gender patterns of communication in an effort to understand different cultures and gender, how individuals react to change and differences, and how language shapes our perspective.

 

SP 130
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students continue to practice public communication skills in a more specific business and professional context by both presenting and active involvement as audience members. Students research, organize and deliver business and professional presentations. Prerequisite: SP 111.

 

SP 219
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students demonstrate knowledge and skill in the social and task functions of small groups. Social functions include leadership, participation, verbal and non-verbal communication and small group interaction. Task functions include problem solving, conflict management, agenda setting and group presentations.