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Speech Courses

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SPH 101: Fundamentals of Oral Communication

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is an introduction to the theories of oral communication, focusing on pragmatic approaches to presentational styles and organizational skills. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
SPH 101H: Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Honors

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is an introduction to the theories of oral communication, focusing on pragmatic approaches to presentational styles and organizational skills. Students integrate a common theme into their speeches for the public speaking component of this course. They demonstrate their ability to critically think and listen through their analysis of speeches in both the classroom and the public arena. This course meets the requirements of SPH 101. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: Honors program eligibility. Usually offered in the fall.
SPH 200: Interpersonal Communication

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course offers an introduction to the theories of interpersonal communication, focusing on the development of an awareness of communication in social and professional contexts and on the perception of self and others. The course covers theory and the application of communication strategies used in daily interactions and one-on-one and small group communication, including how verbal and non-verbal communication can be used to improve relationships. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 101. Usually offered in the fall.
SPH 201: Instructional Communication

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the communicative factors involved in the teaching-learning process. The communication concept applicable to classroom instruction is explored, and the communication skills essential in teaching groups of students are developed. Special focus is placed on communicating a supportive classroom environment, developing effective questioning strategies and effective interpersonal relationships in a classroom setting. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
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