Speech Communication

Curriculum VPA.SPE.AA (U224A23)

As a field of study, Speech Communication is highly versatile, in that it teaches students about crucial issues of human relationships, particularly as revealed through communication issues. The sequence of courses recommended below will prepare students to enter a wide array of fields, including but not limited to advertising, marketing, business, education, law, politics, public service, public relations and human resource management. Speech Communication courses provide an important foundation for students to develop not only professional, work-related skills, but also personal skills that will enhance their overall quality of life and relationships.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

SPE 111

Interpersonal Communication

3

 

 

General education /Mathematics

3

 

 

Electives

2

 

 

 

17

Semester Two

 

HIS 151

History of the United States to 1877 or

 

 

PSC 150

American National Politics

3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

3

#

SPE 113

Small Group Communication or

 

 

SPE 141

Introduction to Performance Studies

3

 

 

General education /Humanities

3

 

 

General education/Physical Science

4

 

 

 

16

Semester Three

#

SPE 113

Small Group Communication or

 

#

SPE 121

Advanced Public Speaking

3

 

 

General education/Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Life Science

4

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

Electives

2

 

 

 

15

Semester Four

#

MCM 120

Mass Communication (recommended elective)

3

 

SPE 112

Intercultural Communication or

 

#

SPE 294

Gender and Communication

3

 

 

General education/Fine Arts

3

 

 

Electives

7

 

 

 

16

Recommended electives:

 

AHL 102

Ethics and Law for Allied Health Professionals

1

 

ANT 103

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

 

ANT 150

Cultural Contexts

3

 

BUS 127◊

Principles of Marketing

3

 

BUS 150

Principles of Management

3

 

CJA 161

Administration of Justice

3

 

ECO 102

Macroeconomics

3

 

GEO 104

Contemporary World Cultures

3

 

GEO 105

Economic Geography

3

 

HIS 121

History of Western Civilization I

3

 

HIS 141

World History I

3

 

HIS 152

History of the U.S. Since 1877

3

 

HUM 124

Professional Ethics

1

#

MCM 205

Basic Broadcast Announcing

3

 

PHL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

 

PHL 102

Logic

3

 

PHL 104

Social and Political Philosophy

3

 

PHL 105

World Religions

3

 

PSC 151

American State and Urban Politics

3

#

PSY 201

Introduction to Social Psychology

3

#

PSY 210

Psychology of Personality

3

 

SOC 131

Social Problems

3

#

SOC 225

Racial and Cultural Minorities

3

 

SPE 130

Introduction to Theatre

3

 

SPE 296

Special Topics in Speech and Theatre

1-4

 

SSC 190

Contemporary Society

3

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AA degree

37-41

Speech Communication courses or other electives for AA degree

23-27

See SPE course descriptions.

Chairperson: Dennis McNamara, Ext. 3597