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Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Speechnext

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SPE 130 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

This course is designed to develop students’ knowledge of and skills in oral communication. It focuses on the speech-making process, rhetorical analysis, and the ethics of public speaking. Students will prepare, present and respond to public speeches on a regular basis. Prerequisites: None. Three credit hours. Offered spring and fall semester.

SPE 298 SPECIAL TOPIC IN SPEECH

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

SPE 301 SPEAKING CLEARLY: VOICE AND DICTION

A combination of basic as well as advanced techniques used in speech. Emphasis will be placed on improving voice and diction techniques as used in the communications process. Students will learn to speak to be understood, with emphasis on clarity. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: SPE 130. Offered as needed.

SPE 315 ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING

An intensive study of the theory and practice of public speaking. Strategies and techniques for effective public speaking will be discussed in depth and a variety of experiences in public speaking will be offered. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: SPE 130 and junior standing. Offered spring semester.

SPE 330 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION

An analysis of the communication process in small groups. Special emphasis is placed on the theories and practices which pertain to decision-making groups. Three credit hours. Prerequisites: SPE 130. Offered as needed.

SPE 398 SPECIAL TOPIC IN SPEECH

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

SPE 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPEECH

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.