Courses Overview

SPCH 1311

When we change the way we communicate, we change society
-Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

In a constantly evolving world filling with more voices, how do make yourself heard?  How do you know what to listen to?  Speech 1311 is an Introduction to Communication course that develops personal communication competencies in a variety of real-life contexts. 

In Speech 1311 you will learn to:

  • improve interpersonal relationships and manage conflict
  • interact effectively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • develop essential group interaction and leadership skills
  • make formal presentations with confidence
  • use nonverbal communication effectively
  • manage social media
  • become an effective listener
  • develop personal awareness and reflection skills

SPCH 1311 courses are offered on-campus and online in a variety of formats, including flex-term. Speak with your advisor today about registering for Speech 1311: Introduction to Communication.

SPCH 1321

Speech 1321, Business and Professional Communication, will help you acquire essential tools and practice to communicate in business and professional environments.

In Speech 1321 you will learn to:

  • Develop your strongest resume
  • Initiate and develop successful relationships with professors, workplace peers and supervisors
  • Develop a global mindset
  • Interview with confidence and success
  • Practice cultural agility
  • Create opportunities for advancement
  • Increase leadership skills
  • Navigate the all-important social side of the workplace, including dining etiquette
  • Stand out in a crowd without becoming notorious!

Take Speech 1321 on-campus or online.

Instruction is delivered by award-winning Richland faculty who are seasoned workplace professionals.

For more information, contact Dr. Sherry Dean or Jennifer Millspaugh or speak with your advisor.

SPCH 1315

Speech 1315: Fundamentals of Public Speaking

You can be the smartest person in the room, but if you are unable to communicate your ideas to others, intelligence counts for nothing. Public Speaking is critical to success, regardless of college major or future field of work.

Speech 1315 is a course that will build confidence in communicating your knowledge, skills and passion. In this course you will learn to:

  • organize speeches using logical arguments and emotional appeals
  • deliver technology-enhanced presentations
  • develop important verbal and nonverbal presentation skills
  • work effectively in teams
  • increase communication confidence!

Informative, Persuasive, Impromptu and Personal Narrative speeches are covered in Speech 1315. This course is offered on-campus and on-line. Speech 1315 is taught by seasoned faculty who are public speaking professionals.

Speak with your advisor today about registering for Speech 1315: Fundamentals of Public Speaking