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SPH 1003
INTRO SPEECH-COMM

The purpose of this course is to develop within each individual an understanding of the utilitarian and aesthetic dimensions of speech communication and to increase ability to function effectively with others in a variety of communication situations.


SPH 1111
INDIV EVENTS PRACTICUM

Preparation and performance of a variety of public speaking events.


SPH 1121
INDIV EVENTS PRACTICUM

Preparation and performance of a variety of public speaking events.


SPH 2003
PUBLIC SPEAKING

Prerequisites: ENGL 1013 or equivalent. Fundamentals of composition, delivery, and logical reasoning. Effective utilization of basic visual aids will be included.


SPH 2013
VOICE AND DICTION

A course for majors and non majors. A study of the effective use of the voice, improvement of diction, development of vocabulary, use of the dialects, techniques of radio television announcing, recognition of basic speech disorders.


SPH 2111
DEBATE PRACTICUM

Case research and participation in public debate.


SPH 2121
DEBATE PRACTICUM

Case research and participation in public debate.


SPH 2173
BUSINESS/PROF SPEAKING

An oral communication course for individuals in business, industry and the professions. Human communication theories and behavioral research are used as a framework for generating competencies in interviewing, briefings, conference leadership, and intergroup coordination.


SPH 3003
INTERPERSONAL COMM

This course emphasizes interpersonal aspects of communication. Central topics are choice making, personal knowledge, creativity and interpersonal relationships. Increased self awareness, understanding of interpersonal relationships and improvement of interpersonal skills are primary goals.


SPH 3013
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICAT

Prerequisite: SPH 1003, or SPH 2003, or consent of instructor. An examination of communication variables in different cultures and how to better understand and more effectively communicate across diverse cultures.


SPH 3023
INTRO TO LINGUISTICS

Cross-listed: ENGL 3023, FR 3023, GER 3023, SPAN 3023 Offered: Fall Prerequisite: ENGL 1023 or equivalent. A study of basic concepts of language, comparative characteristics of different languages, and the principles of linguistic investigation.


SPH 3033
INTERVIEW PRINC/PRACTICE

Prerequisite: SPH 2003 or consent of instructor. A course for both majors and nonmajors that uses interviewing theory as a framework for developing skills in preparing for and practicing various types of interviews.


SPH 3043
ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING

Prerequisite: SPH 2003 or consent of the instructor. Focuses on enhanced preparation and delivery of advanced forms of public address. Critical analysis of various forms of public discourse and effective utilization of muliti-media speech aids will be stressed.


SPH 3063
ORAL INTERPRETATION

Theory and practice of intelligent and effective oral reading of prose and poetry.


SPH 3073
GROUP COMMUNICATION

Examines theory and procedures used when communicating in groups and teams. Areas of inquiry include principles of group formation and development, working in teams, leadership, conflict management, and discussion methods involving decision-making and policy implementation.


SPH 3083
COMM/CLASSROOM TEACHER

Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of ENGL 1023 or equivalent. A study of the relationship between communication theory and instructional processes. Practical classroom experiences are stressed.


SPH 3111
DEBATE PRACTICUM

Case preparation, brief writing, and participation in public debate.


SPH 3121
DEBATE PRACTICUM

Case preparation, brief writing, and participation in public debate.


SPH 3123
ARGUMENTATION

Prerequisites: SPH 1003, SPH 2003 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Designed to develop research, critical thinking, and persuasive speaking ability. Includes lecture, discussion, research, study of debates, classroom debates, and presentations.


SPH 3163
WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE

Students will learn to communicate orally through the medium of aesthetic texts such as monologues and plays. This course teaches skills necessary to all forms of dramatic writing, with emphasis on plot structure, character development, and dialogue.


SPH 3223
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

This course provides an examination of the various methods in which nonverbal communication is utilized in the communication process. Included in the examination will be historical contexts, as well as the effects of physical appearance, touch, proxemics, eye contact, kinesics, and voice.


SPH 4003
HUMAN COMMUNIC THEORY

Prerequisite: 18 hours in Speech Communication, consent of instructor. This capstone theory class integrates learning about speech communication in various contexts. It is an in-depth study of contemporary and traditional perspectives of human communication, and synthesizes major concepts in human communication theory development.


SPH 4053
SPEECH-COMM SEMINAR

Prerequisite: Junior standing A course for both majors and non majors who want to investigate the relationship between human communication and contemporary social, political, and economic issues.


SPH 4063
ORGANIZATIONAL COMM

Prerequisites: SPH 1003 and SPH 3003 or SPH 3073 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Theories of organizational communication are examined in terms of their practical application to various organizational contexts, including social, political, profit, and nonprofit organizations. Includes lecture, discussion, research, and group projects.


SPH 4073
DIRECTING FORENSICS

Prerequisites: SPH 2003, SPH 3063, SPH 3123, and/or consent of the instructor. Practical study and training to lead to the planning of activities, directing competitive events, and administration of a forensic program on the high school level.


SPH 4111
INDIV EVENTS PRACTICUM

Preparation and performance of a variety of interpretive events.


SPH 4121
INDIV EVENTS PRACTICUM

Preparation and performance of a variety of interpretive events.


SPH 4123
RHETORICAL CRITICISM

Prerequisite: SPH 1003 or SPH 2003, and SPH 2023 or consent of the instructor. This course will provide the principles of rhetorical theories as they have developed throughout history, and apply them to the critical analysis of various communication events.


SPH 4153
PERSUAS/THEORY/AUD/ANALY

Survey of classical and social science theories of persuasion. Particular emphasis is given to analysis of persuasive strategies, preparation of persuasive appeals, ethics of persuasion, and audience analysis. A consideration of social movements and persuasive campaigns is also included.


SPH 4173
INTERNSHIP SPH COMMUNICA

Prerequisites: Fifteen semester hours of Speech and SPH 4063, which can be taken concurrently; university grade point average of at least 2.50. A course that focuses on career goals of students through classroom discussions and places students in communication positions within public and private organizations.


SPH 4951
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

On demand. Requires departmental approval. Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made


SPH 4952
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

On demand. Requires departmental approval. Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made


SPH 4953
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

On demand. Requires departmental approval. Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made


SPH 4954
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

On demand. Requires departmental approval. Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made


SPH 4991
SPEC PROB/SPH-COM

A course for majors only. Students are accepted by invitation of the instructor.


SPH 4992
SPEC PROB/SPH-COM

A course for majors only. Students are accepted by invitation of the instructor.


SPH 4993
SPEC PROB/SPH-COM

A course for majors only. Students are accepted by invitation of the instructor.


SPH 4994
SPEC PROB/SPH-COM

A course for majors only. Students are accepted by invitation of the instructor.


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