Speech (SPCH)

Courses

SPCH 011. Effective Speaking. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals course in effective, informative, and persuasive public speaking and critical listening. Includes theory and practice.

SPCH 031. Argument & Advocacy. 3 Credits.

Introduces argumentation theory and develops advocacy and critical reasoning skills through writing and oral argument. Students will recognize and craft organized, well-supported, and ethical arguments in the context of controversial social issues.

SPCH 051. Persuasion. 3 Credits.

Surveys classical and contemporary models of rhetoric as frameworks for analyzing, critiquing, and utilizing persuasive communication; teaches students to become better at producing and thinking critically about persuasive appeals.

SPCH 072. Citizen Advocacy & Debate. 3 Credits.

This course explores citizen advocacy through the vehicle of debating. Students will engage in: preparatory research, in-class debating and discussion, debate adjudication, and public debate.

SPCH 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

SPCH 095. Introductory Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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SPCH 096. Introductory Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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SPCH 097. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

SPCH 180. Communicating Masculinities. 3 Credits.

An exploration of how our culture communicates about and defines masculinity, what the effects are for individuals and institutions, and the alternative possibilities for creating new masculinities. Pre/Co-requisites: GSWS 001. Cross-listed with: GSWS 180.

SPCH 181. Presidential Campaign Rhetoric. 3 Credits.

Students learn about theories, style, construction, strategies, and the criticism and evaluation of rhetoric as applied to the presidential campaign. Prerequisites: SPCH 011, SPCH 031, SPCH 051, SPCH 082, or SPCH 083.

SPCH 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

SPCH 191. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

SPCH 195. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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SPCH 196. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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SPCH 197. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

SPCH 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

SPCH 283. Seminar. 3 Credits.

Seminar topics include: Nonverbal Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, Advanced Argumentation, Advanced Persuasion, Debate, Interpersonal Communication in Group Interaction, Communication in Conflict Management. Prerequisites: Six hours of Speech, of which at least three hours must be at the 100 level. Fall only.

SPCH 284. Seminar. 3 Credits.

Seminar topics include: Nonverbal Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, Advanced Argumentation, Advanced Persuasion, Debate, Interpersonal Communication in Group Interaction, Communication in Conflict Management. Prerequisites: Six hours of speech, of which at least three hours must be at the 100 level. Spring only.

SPCH 290. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

SPCH 291. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

SPCH 295. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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SPCH 296. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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SPCH 297. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

SPCH 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.