SPCH-0910 Basic Communication Skills

3 Credits

Demonstrate ways communication can be processed, distorted, or shared. Special emphasis on personal communication growth, processing information, message analysis and verbal expression as basic communication skills necessary for college achievement.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

SPCH-1000 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

3 Credits

Involvement and experience in purpose and process of verbal and non-verbal communication to strengthen daily communication skills. Special emphasis to perception, self concept, expressing feelings, empathy and listening as learned interpersonal skills. Combines theoretical concepts with experiential learning through lecture, discussion, and simulations.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: OCM002.

SPCH-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3 Credits

Effective speech communication. Application of principles of speech content and delivery to variety of practical speaking and listening situations.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate English placement score.

OAN Approved: TMCOM and OCM004.

SPCH-101H Honors Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3 Credits

In-depth study and application of effective speech communication. Includes principles of speech content and delivery in a variety of speaking and listening situations. Research in the origins and history of speech including classic Greek, Roman, and contemporary models. Emphasis on speaking and speech evaluation.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate English placement score.

OAN Approved: TMCOM and OCM004.

SPCH-1050 Voice and Diction

3 Credits

Practical course in application of both theory and technique to conscious vocal control and development of articulation and pronunciation standards. Individual and group practice. Performance through exercises and readings.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

SPCH-1210 Group Discussion

3 Credits

Basic elements of communications and small group theory as employed in typical small group situation. Emphasis on individuals responsibility in discussion setting, focusing on development of leadership abilities within each group. Analysis of group interaction in problem-solving process for task-oriented groups.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

OAN Approved: OCM003.

SPCH-179H Honors Contract

1 Credit

Honors Contract complements and exceeds requirements and expected outcomes for an existing 1000-level honors course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. This independent study at the honors level may also be taken with a non-honors course. When taken with a non-honors course the Honors Contract adds an honor experience to that course. In conjunction with a faculty mentor, student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. The student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honor Contracts (six credit hours) may be taken at the college (includes 179H and 279H).

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level course whose instructor agrees to mentor the student in this contract. .Departmental approval required.

SPCH-1820 Independent Study/Research in Speech Communication

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

SPCH-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in Speech Communication

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

SPCH-2000 Introduction to Communication Theory

3 Credits

Introduction to theories of human communication. Analyzing the communication process by examining the process of building communication theory, as well as addressing theories in a variety of communication contexts such as interpersonal, group, public, organizational, influence, mass media, and cultural. Attention to the application of communication theory in achieving a better understanding the process of human communication.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test; and SPCH-1000 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication or SPCH-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication or SPCH-101H Honors Fundamentals of Speech Communication.

OAN Approved: OCM001.

SPCH-2020 Interviewing

3 Credits

Theory and practice of interviewing, including interview structures, questioning techniques and formats, and a range of interview types. Specific practice in selection and workplace interviewing. Modular courses SPCH-202A, SPCH-202B and SPCH-202C together will also meet requirements for this course.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

SPCH-202A Interviewing Overview

1 Credit

Theory and practice of interviewing, including interview structures, questioning techniques and formats, interviewing etiquette, listening skills, and nonverbal communication issues in interviewing. Required before taking other interviewing modules on specific interview types. Verify transferability of this modular course with your receiving institution.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

SPCH-202B Selection Interviewing

1 Credit

Theory and practice of selection interviewing, from point of view of both applicant and employer. Verify transferability of this modular course with your receiving institution.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): SPCH-202A Interviewing Overview.

SPCH-202C Workplace Interviewing

1 Credit

Theory and practice of interviewing in workplace, specifically including performance appraisal, exit, and disciplinary interviews, as well as workplace coaching. Verify transferability of this modular course with your receiving institution.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): SPCH-202A Interviewing Overview.

SPCH-2050 Oral Interpretation

3 Credits

Introduction to the oral communication of various forms of fiction and non fiction for live performance. Involves the analysis of literary works in preparation for performance with an emphasis on the development of delivery skills for interpretive reading.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): SPCH-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication, and ENG-1010 College Composition I.

SPCH-2060 Interviewing for Information

1 Credit

Theory and practice of interviewing for information, specifically journalistic and information gathering interviewing, health related interviewing, and survey interviewing. Verify transferability of this course with your receiving institution.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): SPCH-2020 Interviewing, or SPCH-202A Interviewing Overview.

SPCH-2070 Relational Interviewing

1 Credit

Theory and practice of interviewing conducted to affect relationships, specifically problem-solving interviews, persuasive interviews, and counseling interviews. Verify transferability of this course with your receiving institution.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): SPCH-2020 Interviewing or SPCH-202A Interviewing Overview.

SPCH-2120 Forensics Activity

1 Credit

Participation in variety of forensic activities by assignment including intercollegiate debate, choral reading, reader theatre, and individual events. May be repeated for a maximum of three credit hours.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): SPCH-2110 Argumentation and Debate, or SPCH-2050 Oral Interpretation, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills.

SPCH-2130 Business and Professional Communication

3 Credits

Familiarizes students with theories and practices of oral communication which occur in organizational/ business environment in individual or group situations.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): SPCH-1000 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication, or SPCH-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication, or SPCH-1210 Group Discussion, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills.

SPCH-2150 Introduction to Speech Pathology

3 Credits

Survey of profession of speech pathology and introduction to various organic and functional speech disorders including deviant articulation, delayed speech development, and stuttering. Techniques for diagnosis and treatment explored.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): SPCH-1050 Voice and Articulation, and departmental approval: sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

SPCH-2160 Intercultural Communication

3 Credits

Theory and application of communication concepts operating between people of different cultures.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Department approval.

SPCH-2180 Principles of Phonetics

3 Credits

Study of the theory, principles and practices that are employed to describe the sounds of spoken English. Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its application in transcribing the sounds of normal, deviant and accented speech. Course content is relevant to the disciplines of speech and hearing science, education, linguistics and theatre.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): SPCH-1050 Voice and Articulation, or departmental approval.

SPCH-2820 Independent Advanced Study/Research in Speech Communication

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

SPCH-282H Honors Independent Advanced Study/Research in Speech Communication

1-3 Credits

Advanced Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.