SP100 Basic Speech Communications  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Applies general communication theories of intrapersonal, interpersonal and group communication. Develops an awareness of interpersonal communication as it relates to employment and informational interviewing, group problem solving and communication climates.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Prepare and present original speeches, with emphasis on content, organization, delivery, and technique.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

SP112 Persuasive Speech  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Examine the psychology of persuasion, as well as methods speakers use to persuade an audience. Use evidence, reasoning skills, emotional appeal, credibility, critical thinking, organizational patterns, outlining techniques and audience analysis. Prepare and present original persuasive speeches.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

SP180 Internship: Speech  1-12 credits  (3 lab hrs/wk/cr)

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

Practical on-site experience that will allow students to explore workplace environments and career options.

This course may be taken 12 times for credit.

Course classification: LDC

SP218 Interpersonal Communication  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Prerequisite(s): ( WR121 )

Focus on improving communication with oneself in order to improve relationships. Addresses perception, emotions, language, verbal and non-verbal communication, listening and conflict resolution skills.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

SP219 Small Group Discussion  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Focus on skill building and theory in decision-making, problem-solving, presentation planning, and knowledge of group process. Examine effective small group techniques in a variety of settings. Plan and present group discussions and group presentations.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

SP220 Gender and Communication  3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)

Prerequisite(s): ( WR121 )

Increase understanding and awareness of differences in male and female communication styles. Explore how culture, media, attitudes, and gender roles influence and how they impact communication.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.

Course classification: LDC

SP280 CWE: Speech  1-12 credits  (3 lab hrs/wk/cr)

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

Practical on-site experience that will allow students to explore workplace environments and career options.

This course may be taken 12 times for credit.

Course classification: LDC