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COMM 208 Mass Media — 3 Credit Hours ...................................................... Even Year Fall 
Communication theory and practice is covered. History of the mass media is included, as well as an analysis of the present situation with the media with particular emphasis on ethical and legal problems. Prerequisite: ENGL 121 or the consent of the instructor. 

COMM 238 Human Communication — 3 Credit Hours ................................................. Spring 
An introduction to the range of human communication. The course includes consideration of such topics as language, listening, non-verbal communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, public communication, mass media, and intercultural communication. Required for majors, and helpful for students in all disciplines. 

COMM 240 Public Relations I — 3 Credit Hours ...............................................................Fall
This course acquaints students with the theory, role, social responsibilities and potential of public relations in society. It provides the methods, principles and practice in communication skills needed for effective public relations programs for industry, business or education. Prerequisite: ENGL121 or the consent of the instructor. 

SCTH 230 Classical Rhetoric and Criticism — 3 Credit Hours ...................... Odd Year Fall 
In this course the student will be introduced to Rhetorical theory, from the Classical Rhetoric of Aristotle and Cicero to 20th century theorist, Toulman and Perelman. Persuasion theory will be presented as a tool to be used in argument constructs and audience analysis. 

ENGL 302 History and Development of the English Language .................. Odd Year Spring --3 Credit Hours
This course will provide background in basic concepts of linguistics, principles of language change and historical linguistic study, the development of the English language, and basic applied sociolinguistics. Designed to introduce undergraduates, especially English and English Education majors, to concepts of history, structure and development of language, this course will prepare students for further academic linguistic study, literary criticism, and teaching. This course is required for an ESL endorsement. 

SCTH 130 Principles of Speech—3 Credit Hours............................................Fall & Spring
This course is designed to develop skill in public speaking. Its emphasis is upon the organization of effective thinking and effective delivery. Guided practice is given in the preparation of informative and persuasive speeches. 

SCTH 137 Oral Interpretation of Literature — 3 Credit Hours ............... Even Year Spring
Instruction is given in analysis of prose, poetry and dramatic literature with practice in communicating orally both the intellectual and emotional meanings essential to the interpretation of literature. 

SCTH 140F Speech & Drama Activ: Forensics & Debate—1-2 Cr Hrs ............. Fall & Spring
Forensics and Debate is the development of Speech events, Debate events, and Interpretation of Prose, Poetry and Drama into presentations for intercollegiate competition. 

SCTH 140T Speech & Drama Activities: Theatre— 1-2 Credit Hours .............. Fall & Spring    
The Activities course provides credit for activities accomplished outside the formal classes. These activities may include theatre production, acting theatre management, and others in consultation with the advisor. 

SCTH 230 Classical Rhetoric and Criticism — 3 Credit Hours ...................... Odd Year Fall
In this course the student will be introduced to Rhetorical theory, from the Classical Rhetoric of Aristotle and Cicero to 20th century theorist, Toulman and Perelman. Persuasion theory will be presented as a tool to be used in argument constructs and audience analysis. 

SCTH 404 Senior Project — 3 Credit Hours........................................................ On Demand
All speech and theater majors are required to complete a special project. Suggested directing projects include directing a production, writing a play, designing a production, performing a one-person show or organizing a major panel discussion, etc.