Speech Communication

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

Degree Requirements

Speech communication core courses (19 hrs.)

SPCH 1310Perspectives in Communication Studies

3

SPCH 2010Interpersonal Communication

3

SPCH 2410Small Group Communication and Leadership

3

SPCH 4510Persuasion

3

SPCH 4940Speech Communication Senior Capstone Seminar

3

SPCH 4960Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1

Total Credit Hours:19

You must also complete a 3-credit Advanced Communication Performance Course (Choose from SPCH-3120, SPCH-3130, SPCH-3140, SPCH-3520, SPCH-4150, SPCH-4160, SPCH-4620 or SPCH-4800).

Advanced Communication Performance Course

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

SPCH 4940Speech Communication Senior Capstone Seminar

3

SPCH 4960Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1

SPCH 4970Internship experience

1

SPCH 4990Advanced Communication Practicum

1 - 3

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

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

SPCH 4560Communication, Teamwork, & Facilitation

3

9 additional hours in SPCH courses

9 Credits

Conflict Resolution

SPCH 4700Interpersonal Conflict

3

SPCH 4800Conflict Mediation

3

12 additional hours in SPCH courses

12 Credits

Culture and Communication

SPCH 3750Gender and Communication

3

SPCH 4530Intercultural Communication

3

12 additional hours in SPCH courses

12 Credits

Interpersonal Relationships

SPCH 4140Communication and Human Relationships

3 credits

SPCH 4700Interpersonal Conflict

3

12 additional hours in SPCH courses

12 Credits

Organizational Communication and Employee Relations

SPCH 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3

SPCH 4180Communication Leadership and Power and Organizations

3

SPCH 4170Organizational Communication

3

9 additional hours in SPCH courses

9 Credits

Public and Political Communication

SPCH 2120Argumentation and Debate

3

SPCH 4110Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3 credits

BRCT 4310Political Broadcasting

3

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

SPCH 2120Argumentation and Debate

3

SPCH 2420Parliamentary Procedure and Meeting Management

2

SPCH 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3

SPCH 3120Persuasive Speaking

3

SPCH 3140Advanced Public Speaking

3

SPCH 3150Intercollegiate Forensic Activities

3

SPCH 3160Intercollegiate Forensic Activities

3

SPCH 3600Special Topics in Speech Communication

3

SPCH 3750Gender and Communication

3

SPCH 4110Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3 credits

SPCH 4140Communication and Human Relationships

3 credits

SPCH 4150Communication Training and Development Skills

3

SPCH 4160Communication for Instructional Settings

3

SPCH 4170Organizational Communication

3

SPCH 4180Communication Leadership and Power and Organizations

3

SPCH 4190Computer Mediated Communication

3

SPCH 4520Psycholinguistics

3

SPCH 4530Intercultural Communication

3

SPCH 4540Contemporary Systems of Communication

3

SPCH 4550Nonverbal Communication

3

SPCH 4560Communication, Teamwork, & Facilitation

3

SPCH 4600Communication Theory

3

SPCH 4620Directing Forensics

3

SPCH 4700Interpersonal Conflict

3

SPCH 4800Conflict Mediation

3

Broadcasting/Journalism Courses (7 hrs.)

JOUR 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3

JOUR 2104Media Writing Lecture

1

BRCT/JOUR Elective (adviser approved)

Total Credit Hours:7

Research Methods or Statistics (3 hrs.)

Choose one course:

BRCT 4350Mass Communication Research

3

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3

SOC 2510Research Methods

3

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.