Speech and Communication Studies Department

Course Information

The Speech and Communication Studies discipline is not only about speechmaking. Our department does offer performance classes, but it also offers theory classes to improve your understanding of how communication works in different contexts, including from the listener's perspective.

Performance and skill-based classes

  • Listening and Critical Thinking**
  • Public Speaking*
  • Persuasive Speech*
  • Business and Professional Speech*
  • Small Group Discussion*
  • Forensics (speech and debate)
  • Voice and Articulation**

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Communication Theory Classes

  • Basic Communication*
  • Intercultural Communication** °
  • Interpersonal Communication*
  • Communication, Gender, and Culture°

* Meets the AAOT Oral Communication requirement
** Recommended for international students and English language learners
° Meets the AAOT Diversity requirement

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