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SPE.110 Interpersonal Communication33

This course attempts to develop an awareness of, and an insight into, the choices that are made by participation in face-to-face, non-public, human communication. The text and lectures are designed to create an understanding of theories and principles. Experiential exercises encourage the student to apply this understanding, and to use it in interpreting his/her own and other people's attempts at communication. Among the topics covered are the communication process, the self as a communicator, verbal and nonverbal language, cooperation and conflict, etc. This course is intended for persons planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree and those who desire to improve their verbal communication.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only Human Relations

SPE.120 Introduction to Public Speaking33

This is a performance course in public speaking. The principles of oral public communication will be presented through readings and lecture. The student will apply these principles in the speeches presented to the class. Emphasis will be placed on outlining and the discovery and organization of important ideas and the communication of those ideas to a specific audience. Written evaluation of speeches will be required to enhance critical communication skills. This course is intended for individuals who desire to complete a bachelor's degree and those who desire to develop competence in public speaking.
Offered: Fall or Spring or Summer
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AFA, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. IAI Course No. C2 900
General Education -- Communications

SPE.200 Group Discussion33

This course is concerned with the processes and practices of decision-making in small groups (committees, boards, social groups, etc.). The course will consider such topics as group characteristics, role behaviors, problem-solving process, leadership, conflict and cooperation. It is intended for students who intend to transfer and those who desire to improve their group process skills.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

SPE.220 Advanced Public Speaking33

The introductory study of public speaking (SPE.120) will be continued in this course. Additional theory will be presented and students will apply theory through practice as speakers and critics.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: SPE.120
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only

SPE.230 Parliamentry Procedures1.51.5

This course will focus on the use of parliamentary procedures by members of decision-making groups. Robert's Rules of Order will be used as the authority. Students will be given the opportunity to understand the rationale of the procedures and to participate in practice sessions. This course is intended for individuals who desire this course as part of their baccalaureate studies and those who desire to develop group leadership skills for community group situations.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AA, AS, AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable Elective Only