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Requirements for the Speech Communication Major

The major requires a completion of 18 units within the major with a "C" or better.

Required Courses

Course Course Name
Speech 1 Fundamentals of Speech
Speech 6 Argumentation and Debate
Speech 10 Interpersonal Communication

Elective Courses

Students must complete at least nine units from the following:

Course Course Name
Speech 3 Voice and Diction
Speech 4 Oral Interpretation
Speech 5A Competitive Speech
Speech 5B Forensics
Speech 8 Reader's Theater
Speech 9 Communication and Group Leadership
Speech 12 Argumentation and Critical Thinking

Speech Communication Major Suggested Sequence
For 2-year completion

YEAR 1

Semester Course Course Name
Fall Speech 1: Fundamentals of Speech
Spring Speech 6: Argumentation and Debate
Speech 10: Interpersonal Communication

YEAR 2

Emphasis: Performance

Semester Course Course Name
Fall Speech 5A: Competitive Speech
Speech 5B: Forensics
or
Speech 3: Voice & Diction
Spring Speech 5A: Competitive Speech
Speech 5B: Forensics
Speech 8: Reader's Theater

Emphasis: Persuasion/Critical Thinking

Semester Course Course Name
Fall Speech 5A: Competitive Speech
Speech 5B: Forensics
Spring Speech 5A: Competitive Speech
Speech 5B: Forensics
Speech 12: Argumentation & Critical Thinking

Emphasis: Business/Leadership

Semester Course Course Name
Fall Speech 9: Communication & Group Leadership
Spring Speech 12: Argumentation & Critical Thinking