Mississippi Valley State University

October 24, 2014

Speech (SP)

SPEECH COMMUNICATION

If you are in Speech Communication most communication industry jobs are open to you.  From speechwriter or spokesperson to communication specialist, you will have many opportunities available.  Best of all, the courses you take will help guide you through your professional and personal life by giving you the skills to become an effective communicator.  You will develop an understanding of how human communication works between and among people, how relationships begin, grow and die, how your face, body, and voice communicate even when you don’t mean to, and learn to appreciate many explanations why humans communicate the way they do.

 

                                              DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION


Curriculum Pattern

SPEECH COMMUNICATION

 


FRESHMAN YEAR COURSES                                                   CR.HRS.                                    SEMESTER/GRADE

EN 101-102                  Freshman Composition                                        6                                    ___________________
MA 111                                    College Algebra                                        3                                    ___________________
HI 101-102                  World History OR 
HI 201-202                  US History                                                           6                                    ___________________
ED 102                                    General Psychology                                   3                                    ___________________
PE 102-103                  Concepts of Physical Education                              2                                    ___________________
HL 101                                    Comprehensive Health                                 3                                    ___________________
TH 201 OR MU 107 OR AR 101                                                               3                                    ___________________
SP 191-192                  Freshman Seminars                                                  2                                    ___________________
SP 201                                    Fundamentals of Public Speaking                   3                                   ___________________
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SOPHOMORE YEAR COURSES

EN 201-202                  World Literature                                                      6                                    ____________________
CS 111                                    Introduction to Data Processing                    3                                    ____________________
SC 151-152                  Survey of Bio. Science  OR 
SC 261-262                  Survey of Physical Science                                     6                                    _____________________
MC 300                                    Media Writing                                               3                                    _____________________
MC 325                                    Introduction to Mass Communication           3                                    _____________________
SP  301                                    Survey of Human Communication                 3                                    _____________________
TH 305                                    Acting I                                                           3                                    _____________________
TH 312                                    Directing For Theater                                    3                                    _____________________
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JUNIOR YEAR COURSES

SP 310                                    Small Group Communication                     3                                    _____________________
SP 340                                    Issues in Communication                            3                                    _____________________
SP 400                                    Advanced Public Speaking                         3                                    _____________________
SP 420                                    Nonverbal Communication                          3                                    _____________________
SP 425                                    Interviewing                                                 3                                    _____________________
ELECTIVES                                                                                           15                                        _____________________
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SENIOR YEAR COURSES

SP 410                                    Interpersonal Communication                       3                                    _____________________
SP 430                                    Persuasion                                                     3                                    _____________________
SP 435                                    Organizational Communication                    3                                    _____________________
SP 440                                    Intercultural Communication                         3                                    _____________________
SP 449                                    Senior Project Research                                2                                    _____________________
SP 450                                    Senior Project Paper                                     1                                    _____________________
SP 491-492                  Senior Seminars                                                      2                                    _____________________
ELECTIVES                                                                                                 16                              _____________________
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Community Service:  Freshman  60 hours
       Transfer   40  hours
Measure of Academic Progress  (MAPP)
English Proficiency Exam
Specialty Area Exit Exam                                                                                                         Advised 2009