UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Speech Communication

 

 

Date:

9/2/02

 

Course Revision #1

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Spch 1071f. Introduction to Groups: Principles and Practices. (SS; 4 cr; not offered 2004-05)

Group theory and directed practice in a variety of group situations, e.g., panels, symposia, and forums.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Course cannot be offered in 2004-05 due to current teaching responsibilities of Speech Faculty; 1071 is the only course in Communication Arts and Literature (CA/L) not offered every year.

 

Course Revision #2

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Spch 3111s. History of Rhetoric in the Contemporary Period. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 2101 or #; offered Spring 2004, Fall 2005)

Detailed study of the development of contemporary rhetorical theory, with particular emphasis placed on the use of those theories in the development of rhetorical criticism.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Course must rotate semester offered due to teaching responsibilities of the Speech faculty.

 

Course Revision #3

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Spch 3200f s. Variable Topics in Public Address. (Hum; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 2101 or #; not offered 2001-02 2003-04)

Analysis and evaluation of situated discourse. Topics may include British and American public address, inaugurals, rhetorical practice of non-dominant cultural groups.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Course is taught every other year. It must change from fall to spring to fit the topic offered (Presidential inaugurals).

 

Course Revision #4

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Spch 4100f. Variable Topics in Freedom of Speech. (See specific topics for general education categories; 4 cr; prereq jr or sr or #; repeatable when topic changes; not offered 2001-02 2003-04)

Topics may include freedom of speech in the schools, history of free speech, or the contribution of a single Supreme Court justice to the development of free speech. Emphasis on reading and discussion of Supreme Court decisions.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course is designed to meet the needs and interests of advanced students, some having experience with legal materials and some not. The course is not well suited to entering students having no experience in developed, academic argument