SPH116: Interpersonal Communication

Summer 2015 Speech Classes

    •  This course is an introduction to the basic principles of interpersonal communication.
    •  Topics covered include self-concept, perception, emotions, language, nonverbal communication, listening, relationship development, communication climate, and conflict. Students are encouraged to apply theories and concepts to their own communication activities.
    •  Major assignments include a self-analysis paper, interview project and written chapter assignments, as well as exams.
    •  Core Area IV

SPH 123, 124, 125- Forensics Workshop I-II-III

    •  These courses offer experiences in speech activities such as debate, discussion, oral interpretation, extemporaneous speaking and original oratory. The student is required to
      participate in scheduled intercollegiate speech tournaments.
    •  Students must join the JSCC Speech Team before signing up for the class.

SPH 106- Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3 hours)

    •  This is a performance course that includes the principles of human communication- Intrapersonal, interpersonal, and public. It surveys communication theory and provides
      practical application.
    •  Major assignments include informative and persuasive speeches, an interview and group project, as well as exams.
    •  Topics covered include perception, language, nonverbal communication, interpersonal communication and relationships, listening, group problem solving and public speaking.
    •  Core Area II

SPH 107- Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 hours)

    •  This course explores principles of audience and environmental analysis as well as the actual planning, rehearsing and presenting of formal speeches to specific
      audiences. Historical foundations, communication theories and student performances are emphasized.
    •  Major assignments include 5 speeches (including informative and persuasive) as well as exams.
    •  Topics include topic selection, audience analysis, research, speech organization and delivery, informative speaking, outlining, argument and persuasion and speaking on
      special occasions.
    •  Core Area II

Course Formats

    •  Traditional- Students meet on campus for every scheduled class meeting to listen to lectures, participate in class discussions, take exams and submit assignments.
    •  Web-Required- These are traditional lecture courses with regularly scheduled meetings, but students are required to use Blackboard to complete some course requirements. Online
      instruction does not regularly replace class meetings.
    •  Hybrid/Blended- Students have regularly scheduled class meetings, but at least 50% of course instruction is through Blackboard, which will replace some of the on-campus
      class meetings.
    •  Internet- Students complete all work via

For more information, please contact Dr. Janice Ralya at jralya@jeffersonstate.edu.

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