Speech Communications

Classes

SPH 106 : Fundamentals of Oral Communication

This is a performance course that includes the principles of human communication: intrapersonal, interpersonal, and public. The course surveys current communication theory and provides practical application for workforce readiness.

Credits

3

SPH 107 : Fundamentals of Public Speaking

This course explores principles of audience and environment analysis as well as the actual planning, rehearsing, and presenting of formal speeches to specific audiences. Historical foundations, communication theories, and student performances are emphasized.

Credits

3

SPH 116 : Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

This course focuses on communication in interpersonal settings.  The course surveys current interpersonal communication theory and provides application for personal and professional development.  One of the current topics addressed will be communicating on major social media platforms and creating social media accounts to build enriching relationships.  Learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive and thrive in this age of digital communication.  Students will present oral reports, written reports, and team projects. 

Credits

3

SPH 206 : Oral Interpretation

(Course offered only in the Fall Semester at the Decatur Campus) This course is designed to help students develop specific skills in the analysis and oral interpretation of poetry, prose, and drama. It includes a study of the elements of oral communication such as imagery, structure, and dramatic timing. Opportunity is given for public/classroom performance of literature.

Credits

3