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Speech

Associate in Art - Associate in Science - Associate in Applied Science


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.


Courses:

SPCH 103: Fundamentals of Speech

SPCH 200: Organizational Communication

SPCH 204: Interpersonal Communication

SPCH 205: Advanced Public Speaking

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Program Details

Discipline Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop competency in the various steps of the speech communication process (audience analysis, speaker credibility, speaker message, etc.). 
  • Students will demonstrate competency in speech communication using a central message, a well-developed outline, and visual aids to enhance their speaking presentations. 
  • Students, within the communication and performance context, will recognize sensitivity to, appreciation for, and understanding of cultural, religious, socioeconomic, physical challenges, age, sex, and/or educational backgrounds represented in the diverse populations in their audiences. 
  • Students will demonstrate oral language competencies by delivering researched, coherent, well-developed, and ethical public speeches and/or presentations of various types for both academic and professional success. 
  • Students in the interpersonal communication courses will recognize the basic principles, theories and misconceptions of interpersonal communication. 
  • Students in the interpersonal communication courses will be able to identify concepts on the self as the communicator, mediated communication, emotions, listening, language, nonverbal communication, intimate vs. familial relationships, and conflict management. 
  • Students in the organizational communication courses will recognize the classical, human relations/resources, systems, and critical theories of organizational management. 
  • Students in the organizational communication courses will demonstrate an understanding of how to manage conflict, change, diversity, climate, and other important impacts in organizational management. 

Gen Ed Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Research Skills

Faculty

Brandi Wilkins

Brandi Wilkins

Professor of Speech
David Quinn

David Quinn

Professor of Speech/Theatre

Contact Us

Brandi Wilkins

Professor of Speech

Phone  |  618-545-3368

Admissions

Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

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