Speech Communication

A major in speech communication consists of a minimum of 45 hours to include:

Degree Requirements

Speech communication core courses (20 hrs.)

SPCH 1310Perspectives in Communication Studies

3 credits

SPCH 2010Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

SPCH 2410Small Group Communication and Leadership

3 credits

SPCH 4510Persuasion

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Advanced Communication Performance Course

(choose from SPCH 3120, 3130, 3140, 3520, 4150, 4620, or 4800)

SPCH 4940Speech Communication Senior Capstone Seminar

3 credits

SPCH 4960Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1 credit

SPCH 4970Internship experience

1 credit

SPCH 4990Advanced Communication Practicum

1 - 3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-8

SPCH 4940: or other capstone approved by adviser

Speech Communication Area of Emphasis (18 hrs.)

Communication Technology and Human Relationships

SPCH 4190Computer Mediated Communication

3 credits

SPCH 4140Communication and Human Relationships

3 credits

12 additional hours in SPCH courses

12 Credits

Communication Training and Instructional Development

SPCH 4140Communication and Human Relationships

3 credits

SPCH 4160Communication for Instructional Settings

3 credits

SPCH 4560Communication, Teamwork, & Facilitation

3 credits

9 additional hours in SPCH courses

9 Credits

Conflict Resolution

SPCH 4700Interpersonal Conflict

3 credits

SPCH 4800Conflict Mediation

3 credits

12 additional hours in SPCH courses

12 Credits

Culture and Communication

SPCH 3750Gender and Communication

3 credits

SPCH 4530Intercultural Communication

3 credits

12 additional hours in SPCH courses

12 Credits

Interpersonal Relationships

SPCH 4140Communication and Human Relationships

3 credits

SPCH 4700Interpersonal Conflict

3 credits

12 additional hours in SPCH courses

12 Credits

Organizational Communication and Employee Relations

SPCH 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3 credits

SPCH 4180Communication Leadership and Power and Organizations

3 credits

SPCH 4170Organizational Communication

3 credits

9 additional hours in SPCH courses

9 Credits

Public and Political Communication

SPCH 2120Argumentation and Debate

3 credits

SPCH 4110Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3 credits

BRCT 4310Political Broadcasting

3 credits

9 additional hours in SPCH courses

9 Credits

Speech Communication students select from the following SPCH courses to complete the additional hours in their Area of Emphasis.

SPCH 1310Perspectives in Communication Studies

3 credits

SPCH 2120Argumentation and Debate

3 credits

SPCH 2420Parliamentary Procedure and Meeting Management

2 credits

SPCH 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3 credits

SPCH 3120Persuasive Speaking

3 credits

SPCH 3140Advanced Public Speaking

3 credits

SPCH 3150Intercollegiate Forensic Activities

1 - 3 credits

SPCH 3160Intercollegiate Forensic Activities

1 - 3 credits

SPCH 3600Special Topics in Speech Communication

3 credits

SPCH 3750Gender and Communication

3 credits

SPCH 4110Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3 credits

SPCH 4140Communication and Human Relationships

3 credits

SPCH 4150Communication Training and Development Skills

3 credits

SPCH 4160Communication for Instructional Settings

3 credits

SPCH 4170Organizational Communication

3 credits

SPCH 4180Communication Leadership and Power and Organizations

3 credits

SPCH 4190Computer Mediated Communication

3 credits

SPCH 4520Psycholinguistics

3 credits

SPCH 4530Intercultural Communication

3 credits

SPCH 4540Contemporary Systems of Communication

3 credits

SPCH 4550Nonverbal Communication

3 credits

SPCH 4560Communication, Teamwork, & Facilitation

3 credits

SPCH 4600Communication Theory

3 credits

SPCH 4620Directing Forensics

3 credits

SPCH 4700Interpersonal Conflict

3 credits

SPCH 4800Conflict Mediation

3 credits

Broadcasting/Journalism Courses (7 hrs.)

JOUR 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3 credits

JOUR 2104Media Writing Lecture

1 credit

BRCT/JOUR Elective (adviser approved)

Total Credit Hours:7

Research Methods or Statistics (3 hrs.)

Choose one course:

BRCT 4350Mass Communication Research

3 credits

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3 credits

SOC 2510Research Methods

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

SOC 2510: OR other course approved by adviser 

Complete 18 hours of SPCH courses with an emphasis in one of the following seven areas. Each area of emphasis specifies six to nine hours in SPCH plus additional hours in SPCH for a total of 18 hours. Select courses in consultation with your academic adviser.