SPC 2016 Basic Communication Skills 3
and informal strategies of human communication. Emphasizes public
presentational skills, interpersonal communication, small group communication
and problem solving using lecture and experiential learning format. (General
Studies Course: HUM/VAL)
SPC 3301 Interpersonal Communication 3
link between interpersonal communication skills and relationship building in
personal and professional contexts. Includes components on self awareness, impression
management, rapport building, developing intimacy, managing conflict, ethical
use of interpersonal power, diversity issues, leadership, and using technology
to facilitate interpersonal communication. Involves hands-on service learning
project that provides the opportunity to practice interpersonal skills in a
SPC 3425 Group and Team Communication 3
on appropriate and effective communication for task-oriented teams. Includes
components on building cohesion, managing group conflict, valuing diversity,
principled leadership, problem analysis, information gathering, and conducting
focus group interview. Promotes development of critical thinking, leadership
skills, team-based problem solving skills and use of communication technologies
through hands on student learning project.
SPC 3594 Practicum in Forensics 1
forensics participation through library research, topic analysis, discussion,
practice and travel to intercollegiate tournaments. Permission is required.
SPC 3605 Speech Writing, Analysis, and Delivery 3
application in writing, analyzing, and delivering speeches for a variety of
professional and social rhetorical situations.
SPC 4XXX Argumentation and Debate (Pending) 3
studies in the theories of argumentation and debate, with many opportunities
for practice. Students will be introduced to a variety of formal and informal
debate formats. Theories of argumentation drawn from classical &
contemporary sources, with application to practice, including:
arrangement/construction, evaluation, oral delivery, and appreciation of forms
or argument with consideration of their logical, ethical, and persuasive force.
The content includes coverage of the fundamental principles and practices of
critical reasoning and public logic. Designed for students interested in legal,
academic, professional or political realms of communication and advocacy.
SPC 4710 Intercultural Communication 3
issues related to intercultural communication process. Considers the important
role of context (social, cultural, and historical) in intercultural
interactions. The goal is to develop an understanding of the process of
communicating across cultural boundaries. Operates from the premise that culture
is both a producer and product of communication, and, therefore, an
appreciation of communication processes is an essential factor in promoting
positive intercultural relations.