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Speech (Traditional Communication)

Degree Program Admission Requirements

The two requirements below apply to students pursuing any of the three tracks in the degree program.

All courses require a minimum grade of C unless otherwise noted.

Dept./
Course #
Description Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking 3 ENG-W 131
SPCH-S 122 Interpersonal Communication 3

Diversity Requirements for Speech (Traditional Communication) Track

Students must complete one (1) Diversity course within the major. The course taken to fulfill the requirement cannot double-count as one of the electives within the major. Choose from the following:

Dept./
Course #
Description Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
CMCL-C 202 Media in the Global Context 3 SPCH-S 122 and SPCH-S 154
SPCH-S 450 Gender and Communication 3 Junior standing; SPCH-S 122
SPCH-S 427 Cross-cultural Communication 3 Sophomore standing

Required Core Courses for Speech (Traditional Communication) Track

Dept./
Course #
Description Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
SPCH-S 210 Survey of Communication Studies 1
SPCH-S 228 Argumentation and Debate 3 Sophomore standing; SPCH-S 121
SPCH-S 229 Discussion and Group Methods 3 Sophomore standing; SPCH-S 121 with a minimum grade of C
SPCH-S 246 Rhetorical Skills 3 SPCH-S 121, SPCH-S 122, and ENG-W 131 all completed with a grade of C or better
SPCH-S 324 Persuasion 3 Junior standing; SPCH-S 246 with authorization /instructor consent
SPCH-S 400 Senior Seminar 2 SPCH-S 210 and SPCH-S 246 plus authorization and senior standing
SPCH-S 440 Organizational Communication 3 Jr. standing
SPCH-S 424 Empirical Research in Speech Communication 3 Junior standing; SPCH-S 246; MATH-M 118 or MATH-A 118 or higher completed with a grade of C or better
SPCH-S 405 Human Communication Theory 3 Junior or senior standing; SPCH-S 246
SPCH-S 353 Advanced Public Speaking 3 Sophomore standing; SPCH-S 121
SPCH-S 421 Speech Criticism 3 Junior standing; SPCH-S 121

Electives

Electives for Speech (Traditional Communication) Track: Select 12 credits

Dept./
Course #
Description Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
SPCH-C 205 Intro to Oral Interpretation 3 Sophomore standing; SPCH-S 121 or SPCH-T 120 or consent of instructor
SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication 3 Sophomore standing; SPCH-S 121, SPCH-S 122, or consent of instructor
SPCH-S 306 Leadership 3 Junior standing; SPCH-S 121
SPCH-S 307 Crisis Management 3 Junior standing; SPCH-S 121
SPCH-S 325 Voice and Diction 3 Sophomore standing or consent of instructor; SPCH-S 121 or SPCH-T 120
SPCH-C 325 Interviewing Principles and Practices 3 Sophomore Standing
SPCH-S 333 Public Relations 3 Junior standing; SPCH-S 121 or consent of Instructor
SPCH-S 336 Current Topics in Communication:
Organizational Storytelling
3 Sophomore standing or consent of instructor; SPCH-S 121
SPCH-S 336 Current Topics in Communication:
Health Communication
3 Sophomore standing or consent of instructor
SPCH-S 380 Nonverbal Communication 3 Junior standing; SPCH-S 122
SPCH-S 450 Gender and Communication (if not used to fulfill the diversity requirement) 3 Junior standing or consent of instructor; SPCH-S 122
COAS-I 398 Internship 1-6 Junior or senior standing
SPCH-S 398 Independent Study 3 Junior standing; consent of instructor

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