Speech (SP)

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

SPEECH

 Curriculum Pattern  

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 2  
SP 201 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3  
  31  
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR COURSES CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE
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  
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 Sci. 6  
  30  
 
JUNIOR YEAR COURSES CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE
SP 310 Small Group Communications 3  
SP 340 Issues in Communication 3  
SP 400 Advanced Public Speaking 3  
SP 420 Nonverbal Communication 3  
SP 425 Interviewing 3  
ELECTIVES 15  
  30  
 
SENIOR YEAR COURSES CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE
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  
  33  
 
Required Electives: 

Community Service:
Freshman 60 hours
Transfer - 40 Hours
Measure of Academic Progress (MAPP) 
English Proficiency Exam
Specialty Area Exit Exam

Advised 2009