The Speech Department course offerings address issues students face in everyday life:
Good communication covers every facet of our lives. Our speech courses address more than just public speaking. Class activities and assignments encourage self examination, awareness of audience and shaping a message to say what you mean whether you are talking to a best friend or a large group.
What can I expect in a speech class?You learn about yourself as a communicator. Faculty members combine lectures, reading assignments, group activities and presentations to help you develop skills to interpret the verbal and non-verbal cues you and others use every day. You will not “sit and listen” in these classes, however. You will share ideas in small groups with your classmates. Students often say this is the only class in which they know everyone’s name. Because much of the course work is interactive, attendance is important.
The course objectives encourage you to
Why take a service-learning class?
Confucius best expressed the answer to this question when he said, “I read and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.” The number of volunteer hours required for service-learning is determined by the number of workshop courses you plan to complete. Students will need to give a five-minute presentation on their service-learning experience during a reflection session.