UMM

Curriculum Committee

Form B

 

Rev: 07/2004

 

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University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Curriculum Committee Form B:

Discipline Objectives and Requirements

 


All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

Date: September 28, 2004

Discipline/Division: Speech communication/ Humanities

 

 

I.   Introductory Statement: The speech communication curriculum is designed to introduce UMM students to the study of the multidimensional nature of oral communication, including rhetoric, human communication, and electronic mass media, to promote the skills of lifelong learning for producers and consumers of messages; and to develop in students the capabilities for active involvement in a participatory democracy.

 

II.            Objectives: Students develop a historical and theoretical understanding of the three areas of speech communication: rhetoric, communi-cations communications, and electronic mass media. Students use a variety of assigned theoretical approaches appropriate to these three areas to describe and evaluate assigned or chosen discourse. Students participate in a variety of oral communication assignments using informative and persuasive speaking techniques effectively.

 

III.            Assessment: In the major, graded students activities will include individual and group speeches, presentations, papers, discussions, exams, quizzes, and multi-media productions.

 

III.           Requirements for a Major: Prerequisite/ Foundation course

 

SPCH 2101--Introduction to Theories of Speech Communication

 

Major Core Courses

SPCH 3101--History of Rhetoric From the Classical to Modern Periods

SPCH 3301--Media Theory, Criticism, and Problems

SPCH 3401--Human Communication Theory

 

one course from:

SPCH 3111--History of Rhetoric in the Contemporary Period

Spch 3200--Variable Topics in Public Address

SPCH 3211--Public Address

 

one course from:

SPCH 3311--Social Uses of the Media

SPCH 3321--Television Broadcasting

 

one course from:

SPCH 3411--Intercultural Communication Theory and Research

SPCH 3421--Organizational Communication Theory and Research

 

one course from:

SPCH 4151--Argumentation: Theory and Practice

SPCH 4201--Persuasion: Receiver Analysis

 

Elective

One additional 3xxx or 4xxx SPCH course

 

Senior seminar

Senior Capstone Experience

 

Seniors must complete one from:

Spch 4901-- Speech Communication Seminar

or a designated topics course approved by the speech communication discipline:

Spch 4000--Variable Topics in Speech Communication

Spch 4100--Variable Topics in Freedom of Speech

 

SPCH 4900--Speech Communication Seminar I

and SPCH 4901--Speech Communication Seminar II

 

or one additional 3xxx or 4xxx course and an independent research project, approved by the Speech Communication discipline

 

Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of D may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B. Required courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S=-N only.

 

IV.           Requirements for a Minor:      

SPCH 2101 -- Introduction to Theories of Speech Communication

 

one course from:

SPCH 4151--Argumentation: Theory and Practice

SPCH 4201--Persuasion: Receiver Analysis

 

one course from:

SPCH 3101--History of Rhetoric From the Classical to Modern Periods

SPCH 3111--History of Rhetoric in the Contemporary period

SPCH 3200--Variable Topics in Public Address

SPCH 3211--Public Address

 

 

one course from:

SPCH 3301--Media Theory, Criticisms, and Problems

SPCH 3311--Social uses of the Media

SPCH 3321--Television Broadcasting

 

one course from:

SPCH 3401--Human Communication Theory

SPCH 3411--Intercultural Communication Theory and Research

SPCH 3421--Organizational Communication Theory and Research

 

Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of D may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B. Required courses may not be taken S-N unless only offered S-N.

 

V.            Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

Students seeking Teaching licensure in cCommunication aArts and lLiterature 5-12 should refer to the Education, Secondary (SeEd) section in the catalog.Students completing the course requirements for licensure in communication arts and literature earn an English major.

 

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