Speech Communications (SPCH)

SPCH 2713 Introduction to Speech Communication (S)

Description: The practical and theoretical examination of the process of human communication involving a variety of contexts, including interpersonal relationships, small group discussions, and public speaking performances.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SPCH 2890 Honors Experience in Speech

Description: A supplemental Honors experience in Speech Communication to partner concurrently with designated SPCH course(s). This course adds a different intellectual dimension to the designated course(s). Prerequislte(s): Honors Program participation and concurrent enrollment in a designated SPCH course.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

SPCH 3703 Small Group Communication

Description: General systems approach to small group processes. Special consideration given to group roles, norms, leadership and decision-making. Participation in various types of discussion groups.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

SPCH 3723 Business and Professional Communication

Description: Oral communication encounters in business and professional settings. The interview, informative briefing, talking-paper, small group interaction and informative, integrative and persuasive speeches.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

SPCH 3733 Elements of Persuasion (S)

Description: An examination of current theory and research relevant to the process of persuasion and social influence in interpersonal, small group, mass media, and public settings. Includes a discussion of the practical implications of effective and ineffective persuasive strategies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences

SPCH 3743 Advanced Public Speaking

Description: The preparation and delivery of various types of public speeches.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

SPCH 3793 Communication in Interviews

Description: General principles of interviewing. Specific guidelines for the interviewer in survey, journalistic, counseling, selection, appraisal, legal, medical, and sales interviews.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

SPCH 3890 Advanced Honors Experience in Speech

Prerequisites: Honors Program participation and concurrent enrollment in a designated SPCH course.

Description: A supplemental Honors experience in Speech Communication to partner concurrently with designated upper-division SPCH course(s). This course adds a different intellectual dimension to the designated course(s).

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

SPCH 4010 Independent Study in Speech Communication

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Supervised research projects in speech communication. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Psychology

SPCH 4710 Topics in Speech Communication

Description: Selected current topics in speech communication. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Psychology

SPCH 4743 Problems of Interpersonal Speech Communication

Description: Application of communication theory to interactions in person-to-person settings. Identification and management of barriers related to the concepts of perception, attraction, self-disclosure, listening and conflict.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

SPCH 4753 Intercultural Communication (I)

Description: Social and cultural differences between individuals from diverse backgrounds as possible barriers to effective communication.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

General Education and other Course Attributes: International Dimension

SPCH 4763 Organizational Communication

Description: The interface between communication theory and organizational structure. Nature of communication problems in organizations, strategies for overcoming such problems and the design of effective communication systems in organizational settings.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

SPCH 4793 Nonverbal Communication (S)

Description: The study of current theory and research relevant to nonverbal behavior in interpersonal and professional relationships. Includes an examination of various nonverbal codes (e.g., body language, facial expressions) and the functions of nonverbal behavior (e.g., emotional expression, deception).

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Psychology

General Education and other Course Attributes: Social & Behavioral Sciences