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Speech Communication

Classes Offered

SPT 1113—Public Speaking I: Study and practice in making speeches for a variety of public forums. Major emphasis is placed on effective speech preparation and delivery. 

SPT 1123—Public Speaking II: A continuation in the study of public speaking with emphasis on research, organization and delivery techniques.

SPT 1153—Voice and Diction and Phonetics: A study of the International Phonetic Alphabet and training in the phonetic transcription of speech for the improvement of voice and diction. Includes physical characteristics and production of sounds in American English, auditory training, articulation and standard pronunciations, and voice production.

SPT 1163—Argumentation and Debate: The study and application of basic argumentative techniques; integration of speech techniques through class debates.

SPT 2173—Interpersonal Communication: Theory and Analysis of dyadic relationships (one-on-one interactions). The course explores topics such as perception, listening, conflict management, relationship building and maintenance, and relational power.

Speech Communication, suggested Degree Plan

1st Semester

ENG 11133 credit hours
SPT 11133
MAT 13133
HIS (any history class)3
Fine Arts (Theatre, Dance, Art, or Music Appreciation)3
Orientation2
Total credit hours17 credit hours

2nd Semester

ENG 11233
SPT 21733
One of the following: PSY 1513, SOC 2113, GEO 1113, ECO 2113, ECO 2123, another HIS class3
Electives 6
15
3rd Semester
SPT 1163 or 1153 or elective3
Literature class3
Science with lab4
Another of the following: PSY 1513, SOC 2113, GEO 1113, ECO 2113, ECO 2123, another HIS class3
Electives3
16

4th Semester
SPT 1163 or 1153 or elective3
Science with lab4
Electives7
14