SPEECH & THEATRE



COMM 1100  - Fundamentals of Public Speaking3.00 Credits Analysis of the role of communication in society with an emphasis on speaker-listener responsibilities.   Class  performance  directed toward proficiency in oral communication. Required of all students.


COMM 2020  - Voice and Diction ..........................3.00 Credits Study and exercises in the physiological aspects  of  vocal  delivery to  develop  clear  articulation  and  effective  speech  production. Designed  to help  students  recognize,  evaluate  and  compensate for  common  vocal deficiencies.

Prerequisite: COMM 1100 US C)


COMM 2030  - Oral Interpretation .......................3.00 Credits Study and practice in the selection, evaluation, analysis, preparation, and effective oral presentation of  literary  works;  prose, poetry and drama. Writing and adapting material for oral presentation. Prerequisite: COMM 1100 US


COMM 2060  - Advanced Public Speaking...........3.00 Credits Theory and practice of public address: selection of topic, research, outlining and organization and delivery. Preparation and presentation of original speeches and constructive  criticism  of  performance. Prerequisite: COMM 1100 or consent of instructor.


COMM 2150  - Studies in Rhetoric........................3.00 Credits Historical study of rhetoric and rhetoricians from the classical period to the present.

Prerequisite: COMM 1100 US


COMM 2200  - Principles of Discuss/Group.........3.00 Credits Study of methods of problem-solving and decision-making through group discussion. An examination of the psycho- logical and social forces operating during group inter- section.

Prerequisite:  COMM 1100 US


COMM 2400  - Speech Performance .....................1.00 Credits Individual projects or participation in organized speech activities of the department.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Prerequisite:  COMM 1100 US


COMM 2410  - Speech Performance .....................1.00 Credits Individual projects or participation in organized speech activities of the department.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


COMM 2420  - Speech Performance .....................1.00 Credits Individual projects or participation in organized speech activities of the department.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


COMM 2430  - Speech Performance .....................1.00 Credits Individual projects or participation in organized speech activities of the department.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


COMM 2440  - Speech Performance .....................1.00 Credits Individual projects or participation in organized speech activities of the department.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


COMM 2450  - Speech Performance .....................1.00 Credits Individual projects or participation in organized speech activities of the department.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


COMM 2460  - Speech Performance .....................1.00 Credits Individual projects and participation in organized speech  activities of  the department.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


COMM 2470  - Speech Performance .....................1.00 Credits Individual projects or participation in organized speech activities of the department.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


COMM 3070  - Introduction to Audiology ............3.00 Credits Study and analysis of the anatomy, physiology and the nature of sound in relation to the ear.  Identification of hearing losses and  mastering of hearing diagnostics.


COMM 3080  - Anatomy & Physics of Speech

Mech……………………………………………...…3.00 Credits

Structures, musculature function, and neurology of the mechanism used for speaking.


COMM 3100  - Black Rhetoric...............................3.00 Credits History and interpretation of significant theories and practices of Black Oratory from 1688 to the present.

Prerequisite: COMM 1100


COMM 3150  - Introduction to Forensics .............3.00 Credits Principles and practice in both group and individual speaking events for participation in forensic tournaments, and festivals.  Organization of forensic programs, management of inter-school contests and tournaments, and principles of coaching  and  judging.

Prerequisite:  COMM  1100  or consent of instructor.

COMM 3200  - Phonetics........................................3.00 Credits Speech  sounds  considered  from  a   sociological,   physiological and acoustical viewpoint.  Mastery of the  international  phonetic alphabet and practice in English phonetic transcription.

Prerequisite: COMM 1100


COMM 3330  - Speech for the

Secondary Tchr ........................................................3.00 Credits Study and exercises in effective communication   principles   and techniques in the secondary school classroom and instruction  in speech  and  voice development.

Prerequisite: COMM 1100.


COMM 3340  - Speech for Elementary/Middle Grade

Teachers…………………………………………….….3 Credits

Instruction and exercises in effective classroom communication and in the speech and voice development of elementary and middle grade students and teachers.

Prerequisite: COMM 1100.


COMM 3760  - Speech in Prophetic Religion .......3.00 Credits

An examination and consideration of oral  interpretation  in  the public reading and address of scriptural literature   with   special emphasis on religious rhetoric and historic  role  of  the  prophet in   the socio-religious situation.  Attention paid to the design and preparation of homilies.


COMM 4000  - Intercultural Communication .....3.00 Credits

A study  of  communication  barriers  which  hinder  understanding among persons from different cultures, and a review of methods used  in resolving these communication problems.

Prerequisite: COMM 1100.


COMM 4010  - Organizational Communication ..3.00 Credits Analysis of  human  communication  patterns  in  organizations. Special emphasis  on  communication    barriers,    policies    and practices  in administration.

Prerequisite: COMM 1100.


COMM 4070  - Intro to Speech Disorders ............3.00 Credits Survey of speech defects and disorders found  in  childhood  and adolescence.  Basic symptoms, causes,  methods  of  referrals  and evaluations, and basic therapy treatments.

Prerequisite: COMM 2020.


COMM 4080  - Organic Disorders.........................3.00 Credits Introduction to the study of voice,  cerebral  palsy,  cleft  palate  and aphasia;   causation,   diagnosis,   and   treatment   of   disorders. Prerequisite: COMM 3080.


COMM 4090  - Acquisition & Development

of Language ..............................................................3.00 Credits Study of normal speech and language acquisition including stages of development and influences on the development process.  Survey of   speech and language patterns resulting from   environmental deprivation,   mental retardation, physical anomalies, and mental illnesses.


COMM 4100  - Fund of Parliamentary Procedure2.00 Credits Study  and  intensive  drill  in  the  standard  parliamentary    rules governing the proceedings of deliberative assemblies. Discussion of the  practices and the basic philosophy under- lying parliamentary procedure.


COMM 4110  - Communication Research

Methods....................................................................3.00 Credits The study of research methods used to investigate communication. This   course  will  focus  on  the  implementation,  analysis,  and interpretation        of  measures  used  to  examine communication phenomena  within  organizations including communication audits, network analysis, and  content  analysis.

Prerequisite: COMM 1100.


COMM 4120  - Articulation Disorders ..................3.00 Credits Emphasis on  diagnostic  and  treatment  techniques.   Mastery  of international  phonetic  alphabet  and  basic  plans  or  methods  of therapeutic programs.

Prerequisite: COMM 4070 or permission of instructor.


COMM 4130  - Stuttering Disorders .....................3.00 Credits Emphasis on etiology and treatment of stuttering, based on organic or non-organic        factors.        Development of therapeutic approaches.

Prerequisite: COMM 4070.


COMM 4200  - Argumentation and Debate..........3.00 Credits Study and practice in the principles of argumentation and debate, including the location and evaluation of evidence, development of proofs, and preparation of briefs.

Prerequisite: COMM 1001.