Academic Catalog 2020-2021

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Speech Communication (SPCH)

SPCH 120 — Speech Communication   3 credit hours

Teaches basic public presentation principles and skills and considers the ethics of public speaking. Students complete a speech of introduction, an informative speech, a demonstration speech, a persuasive speech, and a special occasion speech. Comparable to Nunez course SPCH 2150. Only one may be taken for credit at Nunez.

SPCH 1100 — Fund of Effective Speaking   3 credit hours

This course gives an overview of speech communication including theory and practice in the preparation and presentation of original speeches. It studies major philosophers, orators, and theories (classical, modern, post-modern) from the Greco-Roman- Anglo- American Western tradition of rhetoric. It also addresses the historical and philosophical relationships among public speaking, politics, and ethics.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SPCH 1310 — Interpersonal Communication   3 credit hours

This course studies the dynamics of the types of communication skills essential to one-on-one relationships. Topics include self-concept, perception, emotions, language, nonverbal communication, listening, conflict management, and intercultural communication.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SPCH 1350 — Oral Comm For Classroom Tchrs   3 credit hours

This course presents the basic principles of oral communication for classroom teachers. Topics include listening, interpersonal communication, and helping children to communicate.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SPCH 2150 — Public Speaking   3 credit hours

This course promotes the research, organization, and presentation of speeches and differing styles of oratory. It surveys continuity and change in rhetoric from the classical Greek period to modern times. It examines famous speeches.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

SPCH 2200 — Argumentation and Debate   3 credit hours

This course is a study and application of theories of argumentation and debate and the development of critical thinking, research, and oral-advocacy skills. It includes informal and formal debating contexts as well as in-class debates.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web