This course is designed to provide an understanding of the principles and procedures that promote effective communication. The course will be concerned with the functions that speech communication serves as well as the examination of the various contexts in which communication occurs and the constraining factors that affect communication. Emphasis will be placed on the exploration of the theory and practice in presenting public speeches; determination of communication purpose, situational materials, language usage, and message orientation to designated listeners. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: IDS 1101H, SPC 1017, or SPC 1017H.
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or acceptance into the Honors College or approval of program director