Speech Communication (SPC)

SPC 2052  Voice and Speech Improvement  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course introduces students to the basics of voice and speech production: vocal quality and expressiveness, articulation, pronunciation, fluency. Students will be provided with the skills for self-appraisal and enhancement of their personal speech and voice patterns thus helping them more effectively for future academic and career pursuits. This course includes an exploration of the impact and influences of various ethnic, regional, and foreign cultures on American English speech and vocal patterns. This is not a General Education course. It is an elective to meet the requirements of an AA degree.

SPC 2300  Interpersonal Communication  
Credit Hours:   3  

In this course students gain an understanding of concepts, strategies, and theories that will enable them to identify, understand, and demonstrate clear and effective interpersonal communication. Students discuss one-to-one communication in personal and professional settings. Management of communication breakdowns and interpersonal conflicts are examined. Students explore the role communication plays in building and maintaining healthy relationships.

SPC 2608  Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Credit Hours:   3  

This is a course in effective oral communication with a concentration on improvement of delivery and listening through individual and group speech activities. Preparatory activities for speech presentations will promote awareness, tolerance, and acceptance of people from different ethnicities, cultures, socioeconomic levels, age groups, gender, or other defining cultural/ethnic differences. This diversity-infused course meets general education requirement. A grade of “C” or higher is needed to fulfill AA graduation requirements.

SPC 2608H  Honors Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course is open to students admitted to the EFSC Honors Program. This honors course in effective oral communication concentrates in improvement of speaking and listening skill through individual and group speech activities, analyses, and interpretation of speeches. Research and organizational skill will be stressed. Preparatory activities for speech presentations will promote awareness, tolerance, and acceptance of people from different ethnicities, cultures, socioeconomic levels, age groups, gender, or other defining cultural/ethnic differences. This diversity-infused course meets general education requirement. A grade of “C” or higher is needed to fulfill AA graduation requirements.

SPC 2702  Intercultural Communications  
Credit Hours:   3  

Students will gain an understanding of concepts, strategies and theories that will enable them to explore, identify, and understand the impact of culture. Students will develop effective and ethical communication skills to promote positive outcomes in culturally diverse communication settings and interactions. Lectures and instructional activities will promote awareness, tolerance, and acceptance of people from different ethnicities, cultures, socioeconomic levels, age groups, genders, and other defining cultural/ethnic differences.

SPC 2948  Service-Learning Field Studies 1  
Credit Hours:   1  

This course provides the student the opportunity to understand the relationship of theory to practice through participation in a service-learning experience. Students are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer work, a service-learning contract, and an oral and written reflection of the experience.