Wondering which Communication Studies course is right for you?
You will want to consider some questions before you register for a Communication Studies course:
Will my course transfer?
Our department has provided a quick transfer guide for your reference. Confirm that you’ve made the correct choice with your advisor.
Degree Plans and Program Map
What will I learn?
SPCH 1311: Introduction to Speech Communication provides an overview of the discipline
Topics you might cover in your SPCH 1311 course include:
- Develop communication skills for a variety of settings
- Sharpen listening and nonverbal skills
- Examine the impact of cultural differences on communication
- Learn how to manage conflict
- Learn how to work in teams effectively
- Enhance speech organization and delivery skills
- Interpersonal communication skills
SPCH 1315: Public Speaking focuses on sharpening your speaking skills.
Topics you might cover in your SPCH 1315 course include:
- Sharpen your presentation skills
- Organize messages for impact
- Deliver messages to inform, motivate, and inspire
- Practice using visual media
- Create and evaluate effective arguments
- Learn to project confidence
SPCH 1318: Interpersonal Communication helps you improve your relational skills in one-on-one relationships.
Topics you might cover in your SPCH 1318 course include:
- Learn skills to help build strong relationships
- Apply concepts and skills in family, co-worker, and personal relationships
- Identify ways to show empathy and express emotions
- Observe how to interpret nonverbal communication effectively
- Examine cultural differences and how they affect communication
- Develop skills for managing conflict effectively
SPCH 1321: Business and Professional Communication emphasizes effective communication in professional settings.
Topics you might cover in your SPCH 1321 course include:
- Learn effective strategies for communicating in the professional world
- Sharpen interview skills
- Learn how to build positive workplace relationships
- Hone teamwork skills
- Develop leadership skills
- Aquire skills to deliver effective business presentations
SPCH 2333: Small Group Communication
Discussion and Small Group Communication applies theories and techniques of group communication to the practices of group processes and interaction. Emphasis is given to experiential learning opportunities to become an effective team member, work in groups to solve problems, facilitate group discussions, and practice effective meeting management strategies.
SPCH 2389: Internship
This course is designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of communication.