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Speech Course Descriptions
LIN 2200 – Phonetics 3 credits
An introduction to the elementary area of the sound systems of types of spoken English. Practice in recognition and transcription using IPA alphabet.
LIN 2670 – Modern English Grammar 3 credits
Grammatical relationships using traditional analysis in comparison with more recent linguistic techniques.
SPC 1017 – Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 credits
Provides students with the oral communications skills necessary for success in personal, professional and educational settings. Enables students to effectively use interpersonal communication, presentational speaking and group dynamics of communication through study and experiential practice. Fulfills 4,000 words of the Gordon Rule requirement.
SPC 1060 – Business and Professional Speaking 3 credits
Designed to meet the needs of students in business and professional areas of study. Application of principles of speech in basic business, industrial and professional forms and contexts; techniques of preparation, presentation and evaluation.
SPC 1300 – Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
Increases understanding of person-to-person communication in personal, social, and business contacts with emphasis on the individual’s communicative effectiveness in daily interaction.
SPC 2050 – Voice and Diction 3 credits
Effective voice production and articulation, acceptable pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, and phasing, a consideration of elementary vocal anatomy and the fundamentals of the science of sound. Handles specific speech problems on an individual basis.
SPC 2444 – Dynamics of Leadership 2 credits
Provides students an experiential atmosphere to experiment with various styles and strategies of leadership. Co-requisite: SPC 2447 L
SPC 2447 L – Leadership Community Laboratory 1 credit
Provides basic knowledge and skill development in leadership and group dynamics from a communication perspective. Provides students an intensive experimental workshop atmosphere to experiment with various styles and strategies of leadership. Co-requisite: SPC 2444
SPC 2511 – Argumentation and Debate 3 credits
The principles of argumentation, including analysis, evidence, inference and refutation, and their application to issues of current public interest. Provides opportunities for debating practice. Pre-requisite: SPC 1022 or equivalent.
SPC 2594 – Forensic Laboratory 1-3 variable credits
Advanced techniques of debate and other forensics, keyed primarily to those interested in intercollegiate forensic competition. Pre-requisite: Permission of the instructor. This course may be repeated for credit.
SPC 2608 – Introduction to Public Speaking 3 credits
Improves the basic skills of speaking and listening through classroom exercise, group discussion and public address, with special emphasis given to the principles of logical organization.
SPC 2601 – Advanced Public Speaking 3 credits
For students who have had a basic course in speech or previous experience in public speaking. Provides participation in such areas as contest, community and on campus speaking, and speech criticism. Provides instruction in audience analysis and rhetorical principles and strategies. Pre-requisite: SPC 1017
SPC 2940 – Peer Teaching in Speech Communication 3 credits
Provides the opportunity for outstanding speech students to advance their skills by functioning as student teachers in speech courses which they have completed successfully. Pre-requisite: Permission from the department.
SPA 2001 – Introduction to Communication Disorders 3 credits
An introduction to functional and organic speech problems which interfere with oral communications and to the profession of speech science and correction; speech and hearing therapy, in public, private, or governmental agencies.
Course Competencies
SPC 1017

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