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Modes of Instruction

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The Speech Program offers courses to equip students with communication skills that are vital in today’s ever-changing workplace. Courses range from public speaking skills that emphasize personal adjustment to anxiety and the preparation of various types of speeches to interpersonal communication where the students can explore their relationships and impacts on their career. Communication theory and application as well as adaptability to mediated channels are explored in the speech curriculum.

Courses are offered in various formats including face-to-face, hybrid, and online to accommodate to student schedules and a variety of degree completion needs. Students who are enrolled in intensive clinical programs find the hybrid courses beneficial for completion of requirements. The hybrid course meets during evening class sessions while completing the rest of the work online. The Speech Program also has dual credit and College Now opportunities for high school students wanting to get a jump start on their college education.

For more information about courses in the Speech Program, contact Professor Brandi G. Wilkins.


SPCH 103: Fundamentals of Speech

SPCH 200: Organizational Communication

SPCH 204: Interpersonal Communication

SPCH 205: Advanced Public Speaking


Program Details

Discipline Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the components of the speech communication process by using a central message, a well-developed outline, and visual aid(s) to enhance a speaking presentation.
  • Deliver researched, coherent, well-developed, and ethical public speeches and/or presentations of various types that consider the diversity of the audience for both academic and professional success.
  • Identify various interpersonal communication concepts such as the self as the communicator, mediated communication, emotions, listening, language, nonverbal communication, intimate vs. familial relationships, and conflict management.
  • Apply knowledge of communication concepts in how to manage conflict, change, diversity, climate, and other important impacts in organizations as well as identify various theories in organizational management.

Gen Ed Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Research Skills


Brandi Wilkins

Brandi Wilkins

Professor of Speech

Contact Us

Brandi Wilkins

Professor of Speech

Phone  |  618-545-3368

Main Campus


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

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