Speech and Debate

SPE-102 Debate 1.0 cr.

This course is designed for students who wish to participate in intercollegiate debate and speech competitions.  It will lecture/discussion sessions and mock debates.  Students may compete and attend lecture/discussion sessions without enrolling for credit.  Only three units of credit will count toward the major in Politics and Economics or International Political Economy.  This course does not count toward the social science portion of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. May be repeated. Marked Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

SPE-105 Foundations of Oral Communication 3.0 cr.

A broad-based introduction to oral communication in daily life. Includes theory and experience in communication models, interpersonal communication, group discussion and formal public speaking.

SPE-111 Basic Public Speaking 3.0 cr.

Theory and practice in the fundamental skills needed to create and deliver effective speeches before an audience.