Jun 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech Communication Pathway, A.A.

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Speech communication explores the construction, diffusion, analysis and impact of messages as they occur among individuals, groups, organizations and cultures in the media age. Communication focuses on how people develop communication skills and examines communication phenomena and events. It studies how various persuasive tactics may influence members of diverse and globalized societies.

Speech communication offers a balanced educational curriculum of liberal arts and science courses focused on improving speaking and interpersonal skills and providing an introduction to business, intercultural and mass communication. The concepts and skills provided by speech communication are useful in a wide variety of occupations and in the world of communications.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

See 1410 Core Curriculum Requirements  in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

  • Area A: Essential Skills
  • Area B: Institutional Foundations
  • Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Area D: Natural and Computational Sciences
  • Area E: Social Science

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)

World Language Requirements

  • World language at the 1002 or higher level 3 Credit Hours

Required Courses (11 Credit Hours)

Select additional elective courses to complete 18 credit hours in Area F