2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Speech Communications (SCM)

SCM 285  Principles of Speech  (3 Credits)  

Basic communication theory and practice of public, speaking,, including information processing skills, oral, style, and delivery., Practical emphasis on developing verbal and vocal, skills, through a variety of speech purposes .

SCM 340  Group Communication  (3 Credits)  

Study of the processes of communication in small, groups. Examination of theories concerning , influence of leadership; group structure; and , norms and roles in collaborative decision-, making, participation in group discussions, and, individual research.

SCM 346  Oral Interpretation of Literature  (3 Credits)  

Analysis and presentation of prose, drama, and poetry. Emphasis on discovering and interpreting the elements of oral communication. The fine art of reading literature to an audience.

SCM 350  Voice and Diction  (3 Credits)  

Study of the fundamental speech processes of voice and articulation, with emphasis on refinement of students speech patterns through small group drill sessions.

SCM 351  Communication Theory  (3 Credits)  

Overview of the models of communication based on perception theory, learning theory, socio-psychological models, cybernetics, and attitude change theories.

SCM 410  Argumentation  (3 Credits)  

Exploration of systematic strategies which , increase abilities to react critically and to form, arguments. Emphasis on the roles arguments, play in the fields of business, education, ethics,, the arts, politics and life in general.

SCM 411  Interpersonal Comm  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to substantive material in , contemporary communication theory, group, dynamics, language and thought, and culture , patterns of verbal and nonverbal communication., Development of skills in interpersonal , communication.

SCM 440  Amer Pub Address  (3 Credits)  

Study of contemporary great orators, including an, anthology of contemporary writings and messages, with emphasis on techiques and styles in relation , social and psychological influences.