We recognize that effective communication is an essential skill in college, industry and daily life. Students must be able to organize their ideas logically, adapt those ideas to their specific audience or situation, and then express those ideas or feelings in a clear, confident manner. These skills, once learned, will aid students throughout their private and professional lives.
All speech courses have unique, diverse functions; therefore, each presents individual goals. However, the shared goal of these classes is to help students develop a more articulate, sensitive and confident self image in the area of oral communication.
Introduction to Speech Communication, Business and Professional Speech, and Public Speaking are course offerings considered to be "core" classes because they help fulfill the communication requirements at most colleges and universities.
Speech courses need not be taken in any particular sequence. More than one speech course may be taken during a given semester.