SP100 Basic Speech Communications
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Applies general communication theories of interpersonal, and group communication. Develops an awareness of interpersonal communication as it relates to employment and informational interviewing, group problem-solving, and communication climates.
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Podium Speaking)
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Prepare and present original speeches, with emphasis on content, organization, delivery, and technique.
SP112 Persuasive Speech
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Examines 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.
SP218 Interpersonal Communication
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Focuses on improving communication with oneself in order to improve relationships. Addresses perception, emotions, language, verbal and non-verbal communication, listening, and conflict resolution skills. Prerequisites: WR90 with a 'C' or better and Compass Reading score of 78 or higher.
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. Prerequisites: WR90 with a 'C' or better and Compass Reading score of 78 or higher.
SP220 Gender and Communication
3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) 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. Prerequisites: WR90 with a 'C' or better and Compass Reading score of 78 or higher.