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SPCOM- 100 Fundamentals of Speech (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Techniques of effective speech: diagnosis of individual needs and training in necessary skills; speaker/listener relations, speech organization, voice, bodily action, language and development of confidence and poise.

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SPCOM- 101 Forensics (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Training in speech through instruction in and application of the principles used in intercollegiate forensics program: oral interpretation and original and limited- preparation events.
Department consent

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SPCOM- 102 Forensics (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Training in speech through instruction in an application of the principles used in intercollegiate forensics program: oral interpretation and original and limited- preparation events.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-101

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SPCOM- 103 Forensics (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Training in speech through instruction in an application of the principles used in intercollegiate forensics program: oral interpretation and original and limited- preparation events.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-102

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SPCOM- 104 Forensics (1.00 - 2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Training in speech through instruction in and application of the principles used in intercollegiate forensics program; specific emphasis on forensics administration.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-103

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SPCOM- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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SPCOM- 200 Persuasive Speaking (2.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Advanced techniques of speaking; develop skill in audience analysis, speech composition and delivery of various types of speeches; recognize techniques used daily toward individuals and groups.

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-100

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SPCOM- 206 Discussion (2.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Principles and techniques of discussion; leading and participating in symposium, panel, roundtable and other discussion forms.

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SPCOM- 208 Theory Of Communication (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
How people communicate with each other; interpersonal, social, technical and business communication, monographs of various communication theorists.

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-100

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SPCOM- 210 Interpersonal Speech Communication (2.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Basic aspects of non-structured, informal speech communication; expression of feelings and intentions and processing of relationships.

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SPCOM- 236 Listening (2.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Speaking
Repeatable: No
Theoretical analysis and practical application of listening concepts. Emphasis on assessment of individual listening skills and methods of improving personal listening techniques used in occupational and personal relationships.

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SPCOM- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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SPCOM- 308 Speech Skills For Business And Industry (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Professional communication; projects emphasizing the application of oral presentation skills in business and professional contexts.

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SPCOM- 312 Intercultural Communication (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Communication Skills, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Communication concepts and strategies in a global multicultural society examining domestic racial and ethnic groups: communication norms in cultures of origin and functional appreciation of cultural diversity in social networks using verbal, nonverbal and group communication. Relevant concepts include identity formation, perception, worldview context, social stratification, racism, ethics, and language.

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-100

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SPCOM- 350 Nonverbal Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theories and research involved in understanding and applying nonverbal skills in personal, professional and technologically-enhanced environments.

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SPCOM- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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SPCOM- 400 Special Topics In Communication Seminar (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Current issues or historical topics related to communication. Specific topic will be advertised prior to semester offered. Course may be repeated three times with different topics or issues.

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-100. Must be Junior level or higher

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SPCOM- 414 Interviewing (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles and techniques for interviewee in employment interviews.

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SPCOM- 425 Informational Interviewing Skills for Professionals (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theories and methodologies used in the collection and interpretation of data for research and professional development purposes.

Prerequisite: take SPCOM-100

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SPCOM- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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SPCOM- 508 Speech Skills For Business And Industry (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Professional communication; projects emphasizing the application of oral presentation skills in business and professional contexts.

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SPCOM- 710 Advanced Interpersonal Communication for Professionals (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study of interpersonal communication theory applied to organizational and professional contexts.

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