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SPCH 1311. Fundamentals of Speech. Introduction to both theory and practice in oral communication. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of communication situations ranging from interpersonal and small group communication to public speaking.

SPCH 1315. Public Speaking. An introductory course in research, composition, organization, delivery, and analysis of informative, persuasive, and entertainment speeches. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ speaking abilities, adapting to various speaking situations and audiences, and addressing the ethical implications of communication.

SPCH 1321. Business and Professional Speech. Designed for students entering a business or professional career. Students are introduced to oral communication theory and are able to participate in various oral communication contexts including interpersonal, small group and public speaking. Additional topics of study in the course include listening, nonverbal communication, decision making, and communication in the organizational setting.