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SPCH-0910 Basic Communication Skills
03 Semester Credits
Demonstrate ways communication can be processed, distorted, or shared. Special emphasis on personal communication growth, processing information, message analysis and verbal expression as basic communication skills necessary for college achievement.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

SPCH-1000 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
03 Semester Credits
Involvement and experience in purpose and process of verbal and non-verbal communication to strengthen daily communication skills. Special emphasis given to perception, self concept, expressing feelings, empathy and listening as learned interpersonal skills. Combines theoretical concepts with experiential learning through lecture, discussion, and simulations.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.
OAN Approved: OCM002 

SPCH-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
03 Semester Credits
Effective speech communication. Application of principles of speech content and delivery to a variety of practical speaking and listening situations.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I.
OAN Approved: OCM004 

SPCH-101H Honors Fundamentals of Speech Communication
03 Semester Credits
In-depth study and application of effective speech communication. Includes principles of speech content and delivery in a variety of speaking and listening situations. Research in the origins and history of speech including classic Greek, Roman, and contemporary models. Emphasis on speaking and speech evaluation.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG-1010 College Composition I. 

SPCH-1050 Voice and Articulation
03 Semester Credits
Practical course in application of both theory and technique to conscious vocal control and development of articulation and pronunciation standards. Individual and group practice. Performance through exercises and readings.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

SPCH-1210 Group Discussion
03 Semester Credits
Basic elements of communications and small group theory as employed in typical small group situation. Emphasis placed on individual’s responsibility in discussion setting, focusing on development of leadership abilities within each group. Analysis of group interaction in problem-solving process for task-oriented groups.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.
OAN Approved: OCM003 

SPCH-2010 Advanced Public Speaking
03 Semester Credits
Organizing and presenting informative speeches, persuasive speeches and speeches for special occasions. Emphasis on using evidence and reasoning to support ideas, adapting to the audience, developing effective oral style, and improving physical and vocal attributes of delivery.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): SPCH-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills. 

SPCH-2020 Interviewing
03 Semester Credits
Theory and practice of interviewing, including interview structures, questioning techniques and formats, and a range of interview types. Specific practice in selection and workplace interviewing. Modular courses SPCH-202A, SPCH-202B, and SPCH-202C together will also meet requirements for this course.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

SPCH-202A Interviewing Overview
01 Semester Credit
Theory and practice of interviewing, including interview structures, questioning techniques and formats, interviewing etiquette, listening skills, and nonverbal communication issues in interviewing. This course required before taking other interviewing modules on specific interview types. Verify transferability of this modular course with your receiving institution.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

SPCH-202B Selection Interviewing
01 Semester Credit
Theory and practice of selection interviewing, from the point of view of both the applicant and the employer. Verify transferability of this modular course with your receiving institution.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): SPCH-202A Interviewing Overview. 

SPCH-202C Workplace Interviewing
01 Semester Credit
Theory and practice of interviewing in the workplace, specifically including performance appraisal, exit, and disciplinary interviews, as well as workplace coaching. Verify transferability of this modular course with your receiving institution.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): SPCH-202A Interviewing Overview. 

SPCH-2050 Oral Interpretation
03 Semester Credits
Development of student’s oral ability to communicate various types of written material with understanding and appreciation.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): SPCH-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication. 

SPCH-2060 Interviewing for Information
01 Semester Credit
Theory and practice of interviewing for information, specifically journalistic and information gathering interviewing, health related interviewing, and survey interviewing. Verify transferability of this course with your receiving institution.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): SPCH-2020 Interviewing, or SPCH-202A Interviewing Overview. 

SPCH-2070 Relational Interviewing
01 Semester Credit
Theory and practice of interviewing conducted to affect relationships, specifically problem-solving interviews, persuasive interviews, and counseling interviews. Verify transferability of this course with your receiving institution.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): SPCH-2020 Interviewing or SPCH-202A Interviewing Overview. 

SPCH-2110 Argumentation and Debate
03 Semester Credits
Discovering, selecting and evaluating evidence and arrangement into orderly persuasive oral and written argument. Special emphasis on causes and effects of prejudice, remedies and influence of language on human behavior.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): SPCH-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills. 

SPCH-2120 Forensics Activity
01 Semester Credit
Participation in variety of forensic activities by assignment including intercollegiate debate, choral reading, reader’s theatre, and individual events. (May be repeated for a maximum of three credit hours.)
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): SPCH-2110 Argumentation and Debate, or SPCH-2050 Oral Interpretation, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills. 

SPCH-2130 Business and Professional Communication
03 Semester Credits
Familiarizes students with theories and practices of oral communication which occur in organizational/business environment in individual or group situations.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): SPCH-1000 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication, or SPCH-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication, or SPCH-1210 Group Discussion, or departmental approval: comparable knowledge or skills. 

SPCH-2150 Introduction to Speech Pathology
03 Semester Credits
Survey of profession of speech pathology and introduction to various organic and functional speech disorders including deviant articulation, delayed speech development, and stuttering. Techniques for diagnosis and treatment explored.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): SPCH-1050 Voice and Articulation, and departmental approval: sophomore standing or consent of instructor. 

SPCH-2160 Intercultural Communication
03 Semester Credits
Theory and application of communication concepts operating between people of different cultures.
Lecture 03 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Department approval.

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