Speech Communication Requirements

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Our major requires minimum of 33 credits in Speech Communication courses with a grade of C or better. Our flexible curriculum with few prerequisites can help you accomplish this in a timely way.

Required Core Courses (18 cr.)

  • Sp Cm 110: Listening
  • Sp Cm 212: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • Sp Cm 327: Persuasion
  • Sp Cm 412: Rhetorical Criticism
  • Sp Cm 416: History of American Public Address
  • Sp Cm 497: Capstone Seminar

Additional Speech Comm Courses (15 cr.)

You will also complete additional coursework of at least 5 other Speech Comm courses from the following list.

  • Sp Cm 275: Popular Culture Analysis
  • Sp Cm 305: Language, Thought & Action
  • Sp Cm 312: Business and Professional Speaking
  • Sp Cm 313: Communication in Classrooms & Workshops
  • Sp Cm 322: Argumentation, Debate and Critical Thinking
  • Sp Cm 323: Gender and Communication
  • Sp Cm 324: Legal Communication
  • Sp Cm 325: Nonverbal Communication
  • Sp Cm 350: Rhetorical Traditions
  • Sp Cm 404: Special Topics Seminar
  • Sp Cm 417: Campaign Rhetoric
  • Sp Cm 490: Independent Study

Other courses in the Speech Comm program include:

  • Sp Cm 290: Special Projects
  • Sp Cm 499: Internship