Academics

    SPC

    SPC 200  Introduction to Speech Communication  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  ENG 101
    This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of oral communication with an application of improving these skills in interpersonal, intercultural, group and public contexts.

    SPC 205  Public Speaking  (3-0-3)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  ENG 165 or ENG 101 or higher
    This course is an introduction to principles of public speaking, with an application of speaking skills.

    SPC 208  Intercultural Communication  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  ENG 101 or ENG 165
    This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of "difference-based" communication - the study of face-to-face communication where significant cultural differences exist in values, perception, and verbal and nonverbal behavior.

    SPC 209  Interpersonal Communication  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  ENG 101 or ENG 165
    This course is an introduction to the principles of interpersonal communication with emphasis on interpersonal theory as applied to personal and professional relationships.  Students will learn to observe and analyze how these principles operate in daily interaction with others.

    SPC 212  Survey of Mass Communication  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  ENG 101
    This course is a survey of the development of media and its influence upon society.  Topics focus on newspapers, magazines, radio and television broadcasting, and film and their impact on American culture.  Students will critique mass media using modern methodology.

    SPC 215  Voice and Diction  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course includes the analysis, evaluation, and improvement of speech through a study of the anatomy of human speech production.