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SPC

SPC 1017   INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or EAP 1695) or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This course is designed to assist the student in understanding and implementing oral communication and critical thinking skills. Learning is centered on student participation in a variety of speaking-listening situations designed to enhance the understanding of the interpersonal nature of all speech communication. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: IDS 1101H, SPC 1017, or SPC 1017H. 47 contact hours.

SPC 1017H   HONORS INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION

credits: 3  
"G" Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or acceptance into the Honors College or approval of program director. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the principles and procedures that promote effective communication. The course will be concerned with the functions that speech communication serves as well as the examination of the various contexts in which communication occurs and the constraining factors that affect communication. Emphasis will be placed on the exploration of the theory and practice in presenting public speeches; determination of communication purpose, situational materials, language usage, and message orientation to designated listeners. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: IDS 1101H, SPC 1017, or SPC 1017H. 47 contact hours.

SPC 1065   BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or EAP 1695) or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This is a practical and applied course designed to meet the needs of the business and professional community. The course will apply the principles of speaking and listening in the context of business and professional forums with emphasis on preparation, presentation, and evaluation. The course will address critical thinking skills as applied to interviewing, employing multimedia materials, using group discussion and conflict mediation and resolution. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

SPC 1608   PUBLIC SPEAKING

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or EAP 1695) or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This course offers practical experience in a variety of forms of public speaking, with the focus on development of critical thinking, personal communication skills and personal effectiveness with audiences. The student will evaluate the principles of speaking and listening using techniques including rhetorical criticism. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both SPC 1608 and SPC 1608H. 47 contact hours.

SPC 1608H   HONORS PUBLIC SPEAKING

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite:  Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or approval of the Dean. This course offers practical experience in a variety of forms of public speaking with an emphasis on argumentation and persuasion to improve the student's ability to transmit a well-researched, cogent, thoughtful message adapted to a particular audience. Emphasis is also placed on the study of effective aural communication. Students will engage in critical thinking and rhetorical criticism exercises. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both SPC 1608 and SPC 1608H. 47 contact hours.

SPC 2300   INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ENC 1101, IDS 1101H or ENC 1121H. This course is designed to provide an understanding of effective interpersonal communication behaviors and skills. The course is concerned with verbal and nonverbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Students examine concepts and theories relevant to initiating, developing, modifying, maintaining, and terminating relationships with emphasis on the role of communication in the process. Lecture, discussion, in- and out-of-class observations, and "applied" assignments will be used to increase student knowledge and behavioral competence in interpersonal communication. 47 contact hours.

SPC 2594   FORENSICS LABORATORY

credits: 1  
This course offers training and experience in public speaking skills. It provides opportunities to participate in campus speech events and intercollegiate forensics. This course may be taken 4 times for credit. 47 contact hours.

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