Course Descriptions

SPC 2050 SPEECH (3 credits)
Introduces students to the basics of public speaking. How can stage fright be handled? What techniques are necessary to engage an audience? How can the needs of different audiences be considered? How can visuals be designed and used effectively? What can be done so that verbal and nonverbal delivery is fluent? Addressing these questions requires students to examine their personal presentations in order to set improvement goals. The study will help engage students in the overall workings of public speaking. The course requires strict attendance, formal presentations, and impromptu presentations.

SPC 2800 COMPETITIVE SPEECH I( 1 credit)
Emphasis is placed on building the skills necessary to compete in speech and Competitive Speech tournaments. The course includes selection of a speech category and topic, research, organizing and writing.

SPC 2810 COMPETITIVE SPEECH II( 1 credit)
Emphasis is placed on continuing to build and improve the skills necessary to compete in speech and Competitive Speech tournaments. The course includes selection of a speech category and topic, including research, organizing and writing. New topics must be selected for each subsequent enrollment in Competitive Speech courses.
Prerequisite: SPC 2800

SPC 2820 COMPETITIVE SPEECH III (1 credit)
Emphasis is placed on continuing to build and improve the skills necessary to compete in speech and Competitive Speech tournaments. The course includes selection of a speech category and topic, including research, organizing and writing.
Prerequisite: SPC 2810

SPC 2830 COMPETITIVE SPEECH IV( 1 credit)
Emphasis is placed on continuing to build and improve the skills necessary to compete in speech and Competitive Speech tournaments. The course includes selection of a speech category and topic, including research, organizing and writing
Prerequisite: SPC 2820

SPC 3000 ADVANCED COMPETITIVE SPEECH (3 credits)
Course designed for students who have completed Competitive Speech I – IV, and who have a high level of achievement in Competitive Speech competitions. Students serve as mentor and coach to lower-level students, under the guidance of the Director of Competitive Speech.
Prerequisites: SPC 2050, SPC 2830, Instructor approval

SPC 3850 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3 credits)
Various topics in speech. These may be one-time or occasional course offerings.
Prerequisite: Dependent on specific course content