2003 - 2004 Speech Courses

SPCH

100

Basic Principles of Oral Communication

(2)

A study of the basic concepts and techniques of oral communication with focus on public speaking. Covers the preparation of informative and persuasive speeches including research, organization, and delivery techniques. Also includes an introduction to basic group communication techniques through panel discussions or debate exercises. This course satisfies the college's public speaking requirement.

SPCH

111

Public Presentations, LE

(2)

A study of the rhetoric of oral public presentation, this course covers creation and presentation of informative and persuasive formats including audience analysis, research, use of visual support (including computerized programs), organization and outlining, oral composition, and delivery techniques. Presentations may be individual or group. Critical listening skills and speech analysis are included.

SPCH

200/300

Special Topics

(1-4)

A changing topics course offering special areas of interest including Advanced Professional Communication, Persuasion, Advanced Public Speaking, and Storytelling. Offered on sufficient demand.

SPCH

205

Business and Professional Communication

(2)

A study of the concepts and techniques of interviewing, public speaking, technical reporting, small group communication, and basic organizational communication as appropriate for business and professional persons. This course may be used to fulfill the college's LE speech requirement. Prerequisite: SPCH 100, SPCH 111, or equivalent experience.

SPCH

220

Oral Interpretation

(2)

Methods and techniques of oral interpretation of poetry, prose, and dramatic literature. Through individual and group readings and storytelling, students develop the expressive use of the voice and an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and aesthetic value of literature. Prerequisite: SPCH 100, SPCH 111, or THTR 180. Offered alternate years.

SPCH

320

Principles of Argumentation

(3)

Basic principles of argumentation and their application to communication and, in particular, to debate. Consideration of analysis of issues, evidence and reasoning, refutation, ethics, strategy, and delivery. Prerequisite: SPCH 100, SPCH 111, or SPCH 205. Offered alternate years.

SPCH

401

Directed Studies in Speech

(1-4)

A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the Speech Program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and school dean.