Speech (SP)

Classes

SP 151 : Personal and Public Speaking

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of speech communication. Students engage in activities to acquire competence in interpersonal, small group, and public communication.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100L.

Designations

Diversification: Arts — DA

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

SP 181 : Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication explores through theory and practice the ways people communicate one-on-one and in informal situations. This course builds communication skills through experiential activities.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Social Sciences — DS

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

SP 185 : Intercultural Communication

This course analyzes human communication behaviors as well as verbal and nonverbal coding as it has been used and is currently used throughout the world. Students will examine how influences such as economics, science, politics, ecological concerns, social and family structures, and individual personalities affect communication transactions.

Students will practices cross-cultural communication skills.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100L or “C” or higher in SP 151.

Designations

Diversification: Social Sciences — DS
Graduation Requirement: Alternative Communication — AC

Semester Offered

Fall

SP 231 : Performance of Literature

This course introduces the student to the study of literature through performance. The student participates in individual and group presentations of poetry, prose, and drama. The process involved in preparation of a literary piece of performance leads to exploration and discoveries of multiple aesthetic dimensions of literature.

Development of speech performance skills, written analysis of literature to be performed, and experience in critiquing presentations are areas stressed in the course.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100L. “C” or higher in SP 151 or SP 251.

Designations

Diversification: Arts — DA
Graduation Requirement: Alternative Communication — AC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

SP 251 : Principles of Effective Public Speaking

This is a combined lecture/lab course providing extensive practice in preparing and presenting effective public speeches with special emphasis on organization, outlining, audience analysis, analytical reasoning, and delivery skills.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100 or “C” or higher in SP 151.

Designations

Diversification: Arts — DA

Semester Offered

Fall

SP 253 : Argumentation and Debate

This course develops writing, reading, critical thinking and communication skills. Students will learn to develop techniques to research and present arguments in an effective and articulate manner.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100. 

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring