SPE - Speech

SPE 1033 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Effective Speech  

Course offers opportunities to develop capability in oral communications. Content includes rhetorical theory, organization and structure of ideas, techniques for general speaking and listening effectiveness, practical experience in individual and group presentations. Recommendation: EGL 101 or Placement in EGL 101.

IAI General Education: C2 900  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
SPE 1043 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Oral Interpretation  

Course focuses on analysis and appreciation of literary art through oral presentation. Selections drawn from representative examples of prose, poetry, and drama. Content includes development of voice and body, effective use of the speaking voice, various evaluation and reading techniques, presentation skills, and integrated body movements.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
SPE 1053 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Training Of The Speaking Voice  

Course involves an individualized study and application of principles involving the vocal system. Focus is on practice and evaluation for improvement and proficiency in articulation, diction, phonation and resonance.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
SPE 1153 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures  

Course studies the communication process: communication as action, as interaction, as transaction, and focuses on development, understanding and application of critical aspects of interpersonal communications involving the self and persons from similar backgrounds, and the self and persons from different cultures. Interpersonal communications situations include relationships, conflict/resolution, and power.

Prerequisite: EGL 101 or SPE 103 or consent of instructor.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
SPE 1253 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Basic Sign Language  

Course introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language. The focus is on sign language vocabulary, expressive and receptive communication, fingerspelling, and ASL grammar used by Deaf Americans. This course is designed for students with no previous experience in this area.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
SPE 1263 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Basic Sign Language II  

Course continues and expands on the fundamentals of American Sign Language. The focus is on sign language vocabulary, expressive and receptive communication, fingerspelling, and ASL grammar used by Deaf Americans. Course is designed for students with at least one previous course in ASL.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPE 125 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
SPE 1403 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Professional Presentations  

Course introduces students to the rhetorical principles and strategies required to produce and present multimedia material.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
SPE 2093 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Persuasive Speaking  

Course studies principles and practice of persuasion. Content includes analysis of methods for presentation of persuasive oral messages, motivational techniques, understanding and analyzing specific audience characteristics, preparation for and delivery of presentations.

Prerequisite: SPE 103.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
SPE 2103 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Debate  

This course contains an analysis of fundamental evidence, logic and organization as applied and demonstrated in argumentative speaking. Theory and practice in debate and other persuasive forms are emphasized.

Prerequisite: SPE 103.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
SPE 2153 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Group Discussion  

Course offers an introduction to the principles of group problem solving. Content includes patterns of leadership roles, group process, and interpersonal behavior within the small group. Focus is on verbal techniques, roles, and communication skills within the small group structure.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
SPE 2203 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Competitive Speaking  

Course provides study and practice within 11 different individual events, along with Debate and Interpreters Theater that are commonly a part of forensic competition. Course focuses on research of subject matter, performance, and professionalism as a competitive speaker. Successful completion of the course requires students to engage in competitive intercollegiate forensics as a productive member of a speech team. Course may be repeated up to three times.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPE 103 with a minimum grade of C or instructor consent  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
SPE 2901-4 credit hours (lecture: 0-4 | lab: 0-4)
Topics in Speech  

Course will explore selected topics in speech, writing and delivery, interpersonal communication and intrapersonal communication. Course may be repeated once.

Prerequisite: Varies depending on specific topic.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face